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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2005-19

Title: Autocomplete data leak
Severity: Moderate
Risk: Moderate
Reporter: Matt Brubeck
Products: Firefox

Fixed in: Firefox 1.0.1


As users downarrow through autocomplete choices each is copied in turn into the input control. A malicious site could create a page that autocompletes some common data (such as phone number or SSN) and potentially convince a user to arrow through the values. Script on the page could watch the values as they are added and copy them into a hidden field for submission to the site.


Turn off the Form Fill feature.