26th February 2013, 16:42 #1
Security problem with PDF´s in Firefox 19 ?
Are there a security problems with PDF´s in Firefox 19 ?
I know that Firefox (FF) 19 has an internal PDF-viewer, but i always download PDF-documents so i can scan them with my antimalware-programs before opening them,
and i also already have a very good program for PDF´s (PDF-Xchange) with a lot of options for viewing etc. so i don´t want to use another viewer.
I have all "PDF-settings" in Firefox set to "save".
But today i noticed that when I click on a direct link (URL) to a PDF-document, that FF opened it in a new tab instead of saving it as my settings says it should do.
Although i´m not worried about my security this time, as the PDF-document itself is no problem since it was a test report from Matousec...
A quick look at the configuration in FF, enter "about:config" in a new tab, and typing "pdf" revealed: "pdfjs.disabled;false"
Switching that to "true" by double-clicking it stops FF from opening PDF´s internally.
And why is there no setting in the "application-menu" for disabling the internal viewer ???
Last edited by hackerman1; 26th February 2013 at 16:46.