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MFSA2015-49 Firefox: Referrer policy ignored when links opened by middle-click and context menu (CVE-2015-2711)

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MFSA2015-49 Firefox: Referrer policy ignored when links opened by middle-click and context menu (CVE-2015-2711)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
05/12/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/14/2015
Modified
04/05/2017

Description

Mozilla Firefox before 38.0 does not recognize a referrer policy delivered by a referrer META element in cases of context-menu navigation and middle-click navigation, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading web-server Referer logs that contain private data in a URL, as demonstrated by a private path component.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-38_0

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