CVE-2017-5409 Detail

Current Description

The Mozilla Windows updater can be called by a non-privileged user to delete an arbitrary local file by passing a special path to the callback parameter through the Mozilla Maintenance Service, which has privileged access. Note: This attack requires local system access and only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 45.8 and Firefox < 52.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96696 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037966 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1321814 Exploit  Issue Tracking 
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2017-05/ Vendor Advisory 
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2017-06/ Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5409
NVD Published Date:
06/11/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
Mozilla Corporation