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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-6059

Original release date: 02/04/2009
Last revised: 03/04/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

xml/XMLHttpRequest.cpp in WebCore in WebKit before r38566 does not properly restrict access from web pages to the (1) Set-Cookie and (2) Set-Cookie2 HTTP response headers, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from cookies via XMLHttpRequest calls, related to the HTTPOnly protection mechanism.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: BID
Name: 33804
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/38566/trunk/WebCore/xml/XMLHttpRequest.cpp
External Source: XF
Name: webkit-xmlhttprequest-info-disclosure(48575)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10957

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Technical Details

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)