UniversalFileRead (Security privilege)

A privilege to grant access to read a file in the file system.

If your script has this privilege, it can then select a file in the client file-system and upload it to the server by means of a FileUpload object. This is done by setting the value property of that FileUpload object.

If this capability is activated, the contents of any file on the local file-system can be presented to a CGI script running on a web server.

See also:FileUpload object, FileUpload.value, netscape.security.PrivilegeManager, PrivilegeManager object, PrivilegeManager.disablePrivilege(), PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege(), Requesting privileges, Restricted access, Security policy