CVE-2017-7760

HIGH
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Description

The Mozilla Windows updater modifies some files to be updated by reading the original file and applying changes to it. The location of the original file can be altered by a malicious user by passing a special path to the callback parameter through the Mozilla Maintenance Service, allowing the manipulation of files in the installation directory and privilege escalation by manipulating 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 < 52.2 and Firefox < 54.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/99057

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038689

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1348645

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2017-15/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2017-16/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-06-11

Updated: 2018-08-14

Type: CWE-417

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

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

Tenable Plugins

View all (7 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
100885openSUSE Security Update : Mozilla based packages (openSUSE-2017-712)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
100810Mozilla Firefox < 54 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
critical
100809Mozilla Firefox ESR < 52.2 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
critical
100808Mozilla Firefox < 54 Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
100807Mozilla Firefox ESR < 52.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
700134Mozilla Firefox < 54 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorWeb Clients
high
100775FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (6cec1b0a-da15-467d-8691-1dea392d4c8d)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
critical