Google fixes security flaws in search toolbar

Friday, 9 August 2002, 1:05 AM EST

A series of security holes in the Google Toolbar, an application offered by the popular search engine that adds easily accessible search features to Web browsers, could allow an attacker to read files, reroute searches, and execute scripts on an affected PC, according to a security alert released Thursday by GreyMagic Software.

GreyMagic identified a total of nine vulnerabilities ranging from minor--a Web site operator being able to tell what keys a user is pressing in the Google search field--to serious--the scripting vulnerability.

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