A Firefox PDF plugin XSS vulnerability
Posted Jan 4, 2007 18:51 UTC (Thu) by kamil
In reply to: A Firefox PDF plugin XSS vulnerability
Parent article: A Firefox PDF plugin XSS vulnerability
Some PDF documents allow you to fill in some information before printing them out. Many application forms in PDF act that way. Can you fill in PDF documents using k/x/gpdf? You can with acroread.
Also, it's been my experience that acroread is in general more reliable in displaying PDF documents properly: no weird formatting problems and such. But I haven't tried recent versions of k/x/gpdf, so they could very well be better in this regard these days.
Having said that, I never enable the Adobe PDF browser plugin. It always seemed counterintuitive to me to have PDF documents displayed in a web browser. Last I checked, it also caused problems when switching the PDF viewer to fullscreen and back.
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