CVE-2017-7761

LOW

Description

The Mozilla Maintenance Service "helper.exe" application creates a temporary directory writable by non-privileged users. When this is combined with creation of a junction (a form of symbolic link), protected files in the target directory of the junction can be deleted by 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=1215648

https://sourceforge.net/p/nsis/bugs/1125/

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-264

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