User-Agent: Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040115 I've just got an spam, and watched in amazement as the animated commercial for some shawing product was downloaded from external web site, and started to play. After looking into the source, it appeared that the email was HTML with embeded shockwave. Luckily, there was no "IDs" in URLs to identify myself to the spammer (to confirm my email address, and that I opened the email). I believe this option should be off by default. I can hardly imagine any legitimate email that needs plug-ins. Allowing an email message to fire off an arbitrary plug-in automatically is a big security issue. All virus writer needs is a bug in popular and wide spread plug-in. Alternatively, it could be a good idea (if users are allowed to enable plug-ins) to be able to select which plug-ins are enabled for Mail & Newsgroups, and which are not (ideally, all should be disabled, and if the user really needs the functionality (not likely), he/she should be able to be selective). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Well, I can forward you that spam I got. Or you could create some HTML pointing to some external shockwave... Actual Results: Shockwave/Flash plugin was started, files were downloaded from external web site Expected Results: If the default for the setting was off, nothing would happen.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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