CVE-2016-5295

MEDIUM

Description

This vulnerability allows an attacker to use the Mozilla Maintenance Service to escalate privilege by having the Maintenance Service invoke the Mozilla Updater to run malicious local files. This vulnerability requires local system access and is a variant of MFSA2013-44. Note: this issue only affects Windows operating systems. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 50.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94337

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037298

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1247239

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2013-44/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2016-89/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-06-11

Updated: 2018-07-30

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH