CVE-2020-15663

HIGH

Description

If Firefox is installed to a user-writable directory, the Mozilla Maintenance Service would execute updater.exe from the install location with system privileges. Although the Mozilla Maintenance Service does ensure that updater.exe is signed by Mozilla, the version could have been rolled back to a previous version which would have allowed exploitation of an older bug and arbitrary code execution with System Privileges. *Note: This issue only affected Windows operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 80, Thunderbird < 78.2, Thunderbird < 68.12, Firefox ESR < 68.12, and Firefox ESR < 78.2.

References

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1643199

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2020-36/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2020-37/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2020-38/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2020-40/

https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2020-41/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2020-10-01

Updated: 2020-10-13

Type: CWE-269

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: HIGH