DescriptionThe WebCore::HTMLLinkElement::process function in WebCore/html/HTMLLinkElement.cpp in WebKit, as used in Apple Safari before 5.0.3 on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.6 and Windows, and before 4.1.3 on Mac OS X 10.4; webkitgtk before 1.2.6; and possibly other products does not verify whether DNS prefetching is enabled when processing an HTML LINK element, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions, as demonstrated by an HTML e-mail message that uses a LINK element for X-Confirm-Reading-To functionality.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
SUSE Security Advisories:
- SUSE-SR:2011:002, published Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:00:00 +0000
- openSUSE-SU-2011:0024-1, published Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:08:25 +0100 (CET)
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Fri Jun 28 07:42:54 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:59 2022