Firefox “View Image” bug



May 2nd, 2006

It seems that Firefox 1.5.0.2 suffers from a vulnerability with the "view Image" feature.  This bug could allow hackers access to local content by getting users to right-click on broken images and choosing View Image.

This isn't a very serious issue (Secunia have it listed as Not Critical) but it's worth being aware of it.

The workaround until a patch is released is not to carry out the above operation on broken images on untrusted sites.

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