Mandrake: netscape vulnerability
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Mandrake There exists a problem in all versions of Netscape with Java enabled.
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                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           netscape
Date:                   August 10th, 2000
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2000:033

Affected versions:      6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1
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Problem Description:

 There exists a problem in all versions of Netscape with Java enabled.
 Under certain conditions, Netscape can be turned into a server that
 serves files on your local hard drive that Netscape has read access to
 and remote people can access it by connecting their web client to port
 8080 on your machine if they know the IP address.  For a demonstration
 of this vulnerability visit  http://www.brumleve.com/BrownOrifice/.
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Linux-Mandrake recommends you disable Java to make Netscape invulnerable
to this exploit.  You can disable Java by hand in Edit -> Preferences ->
Advanced.  You can also remove the preferences.js file by using:

  rm -f ~/.netscape/preferences.js
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Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
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