Netscape Browser Vulnerable to Cookie Theft
A flaw was recently discovered in Netscape 6 through 6.2 versions of the Netscape browser. The vulnerability could enable an attacker to potentially gain access to the user's authentication credentials stored in a cookie. With access to these credentials, an attacker may masquerade as an authorized user and execute transactions with the same privileges as the authorized user.
Netscape reports that there are no known instances of this flaw being exploited.
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