Bug 145615 - CAN-2005-0149 Mail responds to cookie requests
CAN-2005-0149 Mail responds to cookie requests
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
impact=important,public=20050120
: Security
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Reported: 2005-01-19 21:31 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-23 14:01:44 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-01-19 21:31:01 EST
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Mozilla Security Advisory MSA05-011
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Title:      Mail responds to cookie requests
Severity:   High
Reporter:   Michiel van Leeuwen

Fixed in:   Thunderbird 1.0
            Mozilla Suite 1.7.5

Vulnerable: Thunderbird 0.6 - 0.9
            Mozilla Suite 1.7 - 1.7.3


Description
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Mozilla mail clients from March to December 2004 responded to cookie
requests accompanying content loaded over HTTP, ignoring the setting
of the preference "network.cookie.disableCookieForMailNews" (disabled
cookies are the default in mail).

Cookies in mail (especially spam) could be used to track people.


Workaround
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Set the mail client not to load remote content at all (the default
setting in Thunderbird, the "View as Simple text" option in the Mozilla Suite).
Upgrade to the fixed version


References
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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=267263
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-01-19 21:31:55 EST
This issue should affect RHEL2.1
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-03-23 14:01:44 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-323.html

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