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Secunia Security Advisory 47924

Secunia Security Advisory 47924
Posted Feb 12, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been discovered in surf, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information.

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Secunia Security Advisory 47924

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TITLE:
surf Cookie Disclosure Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA47924

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/47924/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47924

RELEASE DATE:
2012-02-10

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/47924/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/47924/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47924

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A security issue has been discovered in surf, which can be exploited
by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information.

The security issue is caused due to the application creating the
cookie file (~/.surf/cookies.txt) with insecure world-readable
permissions. This can be exploited to disclose another user's session
information.

The security issue is confirmed in version 0.4.1. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Change permissions on the cookie file (e.g. chmod 600
~/.surf/cookies.txt).

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by Jakub Wilk in a Debian bug report.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=659296

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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