Privacy leak reported in Mozilla-based browsers

Tuesday, 17 September 2002, 1:16 PM EST

A "serious" privacy leak in Mozilla and other browsers based on the open-source technology, such as Netscape and Galeon, discloses users' Web surfing information, according to a recent report.

The Mozilla bug was reported on the Bugtraq mailing list last week by researcher Sven Neuhaus, who said the vulnerability reveals the URL of the page a Web surfer is visiting to the Web server of the last page the user visited. The bug affects Mozilla 1.0, 1.0.1 and 1.1 as well as Mozilla-based browsers such as Netscape 7 and Galeon, Neuhaus said. Older versions of Mozilla could also contain the bug, the researcher added.

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