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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2005-08

Title: Synthetic middle-click event can steal clipboard contents
Severity: Moderate
Reporter: Jesse Ruderman
Products: Firefox, Mozilla Suite

Fixed in: Firefox 1.0
  Mozilla Suite 1.7.5


Script-generated middle-click events can steal clipboard contents on systems where that action is a paste. Middle-click paste is the default behavior on Unix systems, and a hidden option elsewhere.


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