CVE-2009-4630 Detail

Current Description

Mozilla Necko, as used in Firefox, SeaMonkey, and other applications, performs DNS prefetching of domain names contained in links within local HTML documents, which makes it easier for remote attackers to determine the network location of the application's user by logging DNS requests. NOTE: the vendor disputes the significance of this issue, stating "I don't think we necessarily need to worry about that case."


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed Hat (02/01/2010)

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

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=453403
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=492196

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4630
NVD Published Date:
01/29/2010
NVD Last Modified:
01/31/2010
Source:
MITRE