Netscape Clarifies Cookie Bug
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Netscape Communications Corp. says a browser bug reported by the operator of a consumer information Web site isn't a bug after all.
Russ Smith, owner of Consumer.net said earlier this week his server logs were exposing cookie information from his site's visitors, including passwords and logins from other Web sites.
Netscape said the problem was caused by corrupted cookie files and not any problem with the browser or Web server software. Netscape said the cookie files Smith supplied are missing a carriage return command at the end of some entries, causing the Web server to keep reading the file after the point where it would normally stop.