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Bug 44106 - zero length file is created or existing file emptied.
zero length file is created or existing file emptied.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-11 08:30 EDT by Anne CHEYLUS
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-11 08:30:14 EDT
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Description Anne CHEYLUS 2001-06-11 08:30:10 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.19-6.2.1 i686)

Description of problem:
when I load this page, it creates a file in my home directory.
If the file already existed, it is emptied. Here the file name
is zen.was.here, but another name could have been used.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.launch netscape
2.enter the url http://generic.labs.pulltheplug.com/zen/evil.html
3.check my home directory for the file zen.was.here

Actual Results:  A zero length file named zen.was.here was created

Expected Results:  No file created in my home directory.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-06-12 13:06:32 EDT
Please report this to netscape at:


We don't have the netscape source code; there isn't anything we can do about it.

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