CVE-2019-11753

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Description

The Firefox installer allows Firefox to be installed to a custom user writable location, leaving it unprotected from manipulation by unprivileged users or malware. If the Mozilla Maintenance Service is manipulated to update this unprotected location and the updated maintenance service in the unprotected location has been altered, the altered maintenance service can run with elevated privileges during the update process due to a lack of integrity checks. This allows for privilege escalation if the executable has been replaced locally. <br>*Note: This attack requires local system access and only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 69, Firefox ESR < 60.9, and Firefox ESR < 68.1.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00011.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00017.html

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1574980

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-25/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-26/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-27/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2019-09-27

Updated: 2019-10-05

Type: CWE-354

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:3.1/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 (13 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
150554SUSE SLES11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox, firefox-glib2, firefox-gtk3 (SUSE-SU-2019:14173-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
129772SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2019:2620-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
129665openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-2019-2260)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
129664openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-2019-2251)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
129583SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2019:2545-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
129286SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2019:2436-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
128530Mozilla Firefox ESR < 60.9NessusWindows
high
128529Mozilla Firefox ESR < 60.9NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high
128528Mozilla Firefox ESR < 68.1NessusWindows
high
128527Mozilla Firefox ESR < 68.1NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high
128525Mozilla Firefox < 69.0NessusWindows
high
128524Mozilla Firefox < 69.0NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high
128491FreeBSD : mozilla -- multiple vulnerabilities (05463e0a-abd3-4fa4-bd5f-cd5ed132d4c6)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high