CVE-2017-7760 Detail

Current Description

The Mozilla Windows updater modifies some files to be updated by reading the original file and applying changes to it. The location of the original file can be altered by a malicious user by passing a special path to the callback parameter through the Mozilla Maintenance Service, allowing the manipulation of files in the installation directory and privilege escalation by manipulating 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 < 52.2 and Firefox < 54.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/99057 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038689 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1348645 Exploit  Issue Tracking  Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2017-15/ Vendor Advisory 
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2017-16/ Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-417 Communication Channel Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-7760
NVD Published Date:
06/11/2018
NVD Last Modified:
08/14/2018
Source:
Mozilla Corporation