CVE-2017-5409

LOW

Description

The Mozilla Windows updater can be called by a non-privileged user to delete an arbitrary local file by passing a special path to the callback parameter through the Mozilla Maintenance Service, which has privileged access. Note: This attack requires local system access and only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 45.8 and Firefox < 52.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96696

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037966

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1321814

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2017-05/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2017-06/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-06-11

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-269

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.6

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

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM