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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Netscape Communicator Vendors:   America Online, Inc.
Netscape Browser for MacOS Discloses HTML Web Form Password Contents to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1002805
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1002805
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 22 2001
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.77, possibly others
Description:   A password disclosure bug was reported in the Netscape browser for MacOS. A local user can obtain a password typed in an HTML form.

It is reported that a local user can print a web page form with a password field to obtain the password that has been typed into that field.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain the contents of password fields in HTML web forms on the system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.netscape.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Apple (Legacy "classic" Mac)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Mac Netscape password fields


I apologize if this is well known, but the thread about IE password
inputs reminded me of a somewhat more serious problem in Netscape for
MacOS (v. 4.77, and at least some earlier ones):

  access a page with <input type="password" ...>
  type something in that field
  print

The "secret" string prints in clear text.

-- 
Eric Behr         | NIU Mathematical Sciences      | (815) 753 6727
behr@math.niu.edu | http://www.math.niu.edu/~behr/ |  fax: 753 1112

 
 


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