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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox May Disclose RSS Feed URLs to Remote Systems
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017421
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017421
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 (2.0.0.1).

The Mozilla advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-75.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-75.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 20 Dec 2006 00:08:12 -0500
Subject:  http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-75.html


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