Bug 1342897 (CVE-2016-2830) - CVE-2016-2830 Mozilla: Favicon network connection persists when page is closed (MFSA 2016-62)
Summary: CVE-2016-2830 Mozilla: Favicon network connection persists when page is close...
Alias: CVE-2016-2830
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1360577
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-06-06 04:17 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2021-02-17 03:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-09-23 05:30:02 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:1551 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2016-08-03 12:06:43 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-06-06 04:17:17 UTC
Security researcher Toni Huttunen reported that once the favicon is requested from a site, the favicon network connection will persist even when the page is later closed. This allows a malicious site to continue to use this channel to send requests to the browser, leading to potential information disclosure, such as the IP address of the user. 

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Toni Huttunen

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2016-08-03 08:07:35 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2016:1551 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1551.html

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