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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Enforce Cache-Control Directives
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021667
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021667
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0358   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 4 2009
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0.5 and prior 3.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A local user on a shared system may be able to access potentially sensitive information.

The browser does not properly enforce certain HTTP directives, including Cache-Control: no-store and Cache-Control: no-cache for HTTPS pages. A local user on a shared system may be able to access potentially sensitive information that was not intended to be cached.

Paul Nel reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user on a shared system may be able to access potentially sensitive information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-06.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-06.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 4 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Does Not Properly Enforce Cache-Control Directives
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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