Bug 438724 - (CVE-2008-1238) CVE-2008-1238 Referrer spoofing bug
CVE-2008-1238 Referrer spoofing bug
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 438396 438397 438398 438401 438402 438403 438404 438938 438939
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Reported: 2008-03-24 14:53 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2008-07-25 04:30 EDT (History)
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Description Josh Bressers 2008-03-24 14:53:38 EDT
Security researcher Gregory Fleischer demonstrated a problem with the HTTP
Referrer headers sent with requests to URLs containing Basic Authentication
credentials with empty usernames. In these cases a number of leading characters,
based on the length of the password in the URL, are removed from the referrer
header's hostname.  This could possibly lead to a CSRF attack.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2008-03-24 14:54:21 EDT
This will be mfsa2008-16
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2008-03-25 21:58:13 EDT
This is now public:
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-03-25 22:15:08 EDT
blam-1.8.3-14.fc8,chmsee-1.0.0-1.30.fc8,devhelp-0.16.1-6.fc8,epiphany-2.20.3-2.fc8,epiphany-extensions-2.20.1-6.fc8,firefox-,galeon-2.0.4-1.fc8.3,gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-13.fc8,gnome-web-photo-0.3-9.fc8,gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-19.fc8,kazehakase-0.5.3-5.fc8,liferea-1.4.13-2.fc8,Miro-1.1.2-2.fc8,openvrml-0.17.5-4.fc8,ruby-gnome2-0.16.0-21.fc8,yelp-2.20.0-8.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-03-26 13:09:55 EDT
chmsee-1.0.0-1.30.fc7, devhelp-0.13-15.fc7, epiphany-2.18.3-8.fc7, epiphany-extensions-2.18.3-8, firefox-, galeon-2.0.3-16.fc7, gnome-python2-extras-2.14.3-9.fc7, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-16.fc7, kazehakase-0.5.3-5.fc7, liferea-1.4.13-2.fc7, Miro-1.1.2-2.fc7, openvrml-0.16.7-4.fc7, ruby-gnome2-0.16.0-22.fc7, yelp-2.18.1-10.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-03-26 13:12:25 EDT
gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-13.fc8, ruby-gnome2-0.16.0-21.fc8, epiphany-2.20.3-2.fc8, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-19.fc8, epiphany-extensions-2.20.1-6.fc8, liferea-1.4.13-2.fc8, Miro-1.1.2-2.fc8, yelp-2.20.0-8.fc8, devhelp-0.16.1-6.fc8, galeon-2.0.4-1.fc8.3, gnome-web-photo-0.3-9.fc8, chmsee-1.0.0-1.30.fc8, kazehakase-0.5.3-5.fc8, openvrml-0.17.5-4.fc8, blam-1.8.3-14.fc8, firefox- has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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