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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in WebKit (Web Browser) (affected version not known). This issue affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

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.

The weakness was disclosed 02/04/2009 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2008-6059 since 02/04/2009. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (48575).





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.6
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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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11/18/2008 🔍
02/04/2009 +78 days 🔍
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02/04/2009 +0 days 🔍
03/17/2015 +2232 days 🔍
08/04/2021 +2332 days 🔍


Advisory: 38566
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2008-6059 (🔍)
X-Force: 48575 - WebKit XMLHttpRequest.cpp information disclosure
SecurityFocus: 33804 - WebKit XMLHttpRequest Cookie Information Disclosure Vulnerability


Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/04/2021 12:02 PM
Changes: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM (46), 11/25/2017 09:59 AM (6), 08/04/2021 12:02 PM (3)
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