Mozilla Firefox up to 47 Favicon information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Mozilla Firefox up to 47 (Web Browser). Affected is an unknown function of the component Favicon Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and availability.

The weakness was released 08/02/2016 by Toni Huttunen (Inferno) with Google Chrome Security Team as MFSA 2016-63 as confirmed security advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-2830 since 03/01/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project. The advisory points out:

Security researcher Toni Huttunen reported that once the favicon is requested from a site, the remote server can keep the favicon network connection open even when the page is later closed. This allows a malicious site to continue to use this channel to send requests to the browser, leading to potential information disclosure, such as tracking the user across multiple IP addresses as the user changes networks.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 92785 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3044-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196543 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Firefox Vulnerabilities (USN-3044-1)).

Upgrading to version 48 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (92785). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 90424, 90425, 90427 and 90428.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.2

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 92785
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : firefox vulnerabilities (USN-3044-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 65178
OpenVAS Name: Mozilla Firefox Esr Security Updates( mfsa_2016-62_2016-84 )-MAC OS X
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Upgrade: Firefox 48


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Advisory: MFSA 2016-63
Researcher: Toni Huttunen (Inferno)
Organization: Google Chrome Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-2830 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036508
SecurityFocus: 92261 - Mozilla Firefox Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 08/04/2016 09:21 AM
Updated: 09/09/2022 04:50 PM
Changes: 08/04/2016 09:21 AM (75), 03/16/2019 08:21 PM (14), 09/09/2022 04:50 PM (4)
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