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CVE-2009-4629 Detail

Current Description

Mozilla Necko, as used in Thunderbird 3.0.1, SeaMonkey, and other applications, performs DNS prefetching even when the app type is APP_TYPE_MAIL or APP_TYPE_EDITOR, which makes it easier for remote attackers to determine the network location of the application's user by logging DNS requests, as demonstrated by DNS requests triggered by reading text/plain e-mail messages in Thunderbird.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/01/2010)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, and Seamonkey as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=492196
https://secure.grepular.com/DNS_Prefetch_Exposure_on_Thunderbird_and_Webmail

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Information Exposure NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:seamonkey:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:3.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4629
NVD Published Date:
01/29/2010
NVD Last Modified:
02/02/2010