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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Apple Safari Vendors:   Apple
Apple Safari Web Inspector Disables Private Browsing Without Warning
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029232
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029232
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-5130   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 23 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple Safari. A remote or local user can obtain potentially sensitive information in certain cases.

The private browsing feature is disabled without warning when the Web Inspector is used. A user may be able to obtain potentially sensitive information.

Laszlo Varady of Eotvos Lorand University reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6000

Vendor URL:  support.apple.com/kb/HT6000 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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