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  1. firewall

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    Details have been released about several vulnerabilities in Mozilla Firefox. These can potentially be exploited to detect the presence of local files, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), disclose sensitive information, spoof the file download dialog, and gain escalated privileges.

    1) Web sites may include images from local resources, which can be exploited to determine the existence of local images, cause a DoS by referencing device files (e.g. "/dev/tty0"), and potentially steal passwords from Windows systems via file shares.

    2) The file download dialog box truncates filenames, which potentially can be exploited to spoof file extensions in the file download dialog.

    This is a variant of:
    SA10760 http://secunia.com/advisories/10760/

    3) On Mac OS X, Firefox is installed with world-writable permissions, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.


    Solution:
    Update to version 1.0.
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/


    Provided and/or discovered by:
    1) Wolfgang Schwarz
    2) Gabriel Cabillón


    Original Advisory:
    1) https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69070
    2) https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=234416
    3) https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=261527


    Other References:
    SA10760:
    http://secunia.com/advisories/10760/

    http://secunia.com/advisories/13144/

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  2. NikhilVerma

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    I have already done it...
    No need to worry...

    BTW what is the use of phpBB extension for Firefox??
     
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    well, phpbb uses some special codes for formatiing texts, like as you know quote, url, etc. the phpbb extension for firefox adds a context menu for easy access to thes BBcodes .

    :)
     
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    I have installed the extension but I cannot find any option on the context menu...???
     
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    hope this image helps u understand how the extension can help:
    [​IMG]

    right now, i just copied what u wrote and then pasted it as quote.....
    likewise, i dont require to type everything in [ ] [/ ]
     
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    its one of the best extensions of FF ..
    i use it a lot
     
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    I don't get this on my right click menu...
    I am using Windows ME with Firefox 1.0 ...Wierd!!!

    And there is no webdeveloper option too...
    And wy don't you have other options like
    * View Background Image
    * View Page Info
    * View Page source
    * Bookmark this page
    * Save page as

    etc.etc.

    On you right click menu??
     
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    nikhil ..
    right click on a text box ... u'll see the 'undo cut copy paste delete' and along with that u'll have BBCode menu

    all those options u said come when u right click on the page ( not over a text box )
     
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    sreevirus Certified Nutz

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    nikhil,
    the BBcode options can only be accessed when u right click on a text box space...and other options appear when u click at the appropriate places (as alib_i mentioned)...
    see these pix:

    1. here, i rt clicked on a blank space:
    [​IMG]

    2. Here, i rt clicked on a hyperlink:
    [​IMG]

    3. Here, i ct clicked on a hyperlink on an image:
    [​IMG]
     
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