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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:
Mozilla Firefox May Disclose RSS Feed URLs to Remote Systems
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017421
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6506   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 20 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user may be able to obtain information about which feeds a target user is subscribed to.

When the new 'Feed Preview' feature of Firefox 2.0 retrieves icons for the installed web-based feed viewers, the browser may send the URL of the feed in a referrer header with each icon request.

Jared Breland reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user hosting web-based feed viewers may be able to obtain information about which feeds a target user is subscribed to.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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