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Centos Linux: CVE-2017-5456: Critical: firefox security update (CESA-2017:1106)

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Centos Linux: CVE-2017-5456: Critical: firefox security update (CESA-2017:1106)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/20/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/21/2017
Modified
03/03/2021

Description

A mechanism to bypass file system access protections in the sandbox using the file system request constructor through an IPC message. This allows for read and write access to the local file system. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 52.1 and Firefox < 53.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-firefox
  • centos-upgrade-firefox-debuginfo

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