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CVE-2019-11736 Detail

Current Description

The Mozilla Maintenance Service does not guard against files being hardlinked to another file in the updates directory, allowing for the replacement of local files, including the Maintenance Service executable, which is run with privileged access. Additionally, there was a race condition during checks for junctions and symbolic links by the Maintenance Service, allowing for potential local file and directory manipulation to be undetected in some circumstances. This allows for potential privilege escalation by a user with unprivileged local access. <br>*Note: These attacks requires local system access and only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 69 and Firefox ESR < 68.1.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.0 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00011.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00017.html
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1551913 Issue Tracking Permissions Required Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1552206 Issue Tracking Permissions Required Vendor Advisory
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-25/ Vendor Advisory
https://www.mozilla.org/security/advisories/mfsa2019-26/ Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
69.0
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
68.1.0
Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-11736
NVD Published Date:
09/27/2019
NVD Last Modified:
10/05/2019