Martin has reported a vulnerability in Mozilla, Firefox, and Thunderbird, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain knowledge of sensitive information.
The vulnerability is caused due to improper permissions on downloaded files opened in external applications. This can be exploited to read other users' files, which are currently opened through the download dialog box in external applications.
The vulnerability reportedly affects the following Linux builds:
* Mozilla 1.7 through 1.7.3.
* Firefox 0.9 through 1.0PR.
* Thunderbird 0.6 through 0.8.
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Subject: Mozilla / Firefox / Thunderbird Downloaded File Content Disclosure
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