CVE-2019-17009

high

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