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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


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.

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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published