Mozilla Predictable Temporary File Symbolic Link Arbitrary File Overwrite (deprecated)

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1309

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a local flaw in the way that it creates temporary files.

Description

The remote host is running a version of the Mozilla browser that follows symbolic links on lock files created in the /tmp directory, allowing a local attacker to create arbitrary files in the security context of the Mozilla user.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version of Mozilla

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 1309

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1330

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:mozilla

Reference Information

BID: 3743