CVE-2019-17009

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Description

When running, the updater service wrote status and log files to an unrestricted location; potentially allowing an unprivileged process to locate and exploit a vulnerability in file handling in the updater service. *Note: This attack requires local system access and only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected.*. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 68.3, Firefox ESR < 68.3, and Firefox < 71.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-01/msg00000.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2020-01/msg00001.html

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1510494

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-36/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-37/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-38/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-01-08

Updated: 2020-08-24

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 (10 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
150601SUSE SLES11 Security Update : MozillaFirefox, mozilla-nspr, mozilla-nss (SUSE-SU-2019:14260-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
132764openSUSE Security Update : MozillaThunderbird (openSUSE-2020-3)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
132763openSUSE Security Update : MozillaFirefox (openSUSE-2020-2)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
132336SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2019:3347-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
132308SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : MozillaFirefox (SUSE-SU-2019:3337-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
131956Mozilla Thunderbird < 68.3NessusWindows
high
131955Mozilla Thunderbird < 68.3NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high
131773Mozilla Firefox < 71.0NessusWindows
high
131767Mozilla Firefox ESR 68.x < 68.3 Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
high
131681Slackware 14.2 / current : mozilla-firefox (SSA:2019-337-01)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
high