3.1 Validate Proxy Settings


Firefox can be configured to use one or more proxy servers. When a proxy server is configured for a given protocol (HTTP, FTP, Gopher, etc), Firefox will send applicable requests to that proxy server for fulfillment. It is recommended that the list of proxy servers configured in Firefox be reviewed to ensure it contains only trusted proxy servers.
Depending on the protocol used, the proxy server will have access to read and/or alter all information communicated between Firefox and the target server, such a web site.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Perform the following procedure:

* Drop down the Firefox menu
* Click on Options
* Select Options from the list
* Click on the Advanced Button in the Options window
* Click on Network Tab
* Click on Settings Button
* Ensure that the proxy listed (if any) is the one configured and approved by the enterprise.

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