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New drafts discovered in web browsers



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New drafts discovered in web browsers


In recent days, some security experts have disclosed new weaknesses that plague some of the most popular web browsers in circulation, including Internet Explorer 6/7, Firefox 2, Opera and Konqueror.

Firefox is vulnerable to certain types of attacks that use the wyciwyg: // URI to access certain cache contents or to bypass the same domain policy, thus allowing cross-site scripting. IE instead suffers from a problem related to the document.open () function that could be exploited by certain websites to prevent the user from leaving a web page. Finally, Opera and Konqueror contain a weakness related to the management of the UTI data: // which could be used by an attacker to inoculate content of their choice within a web page.

The vulnerabilities have been summarized in this Heise-security.co.uk article, where you will also find links to the original advisories and vulnerability tests.