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MFSA2012-35 Firefox: Privilege escalation through Mozilla Updater and Windows Updater Service (CVE-2012-1943)

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MFSA2012-35 Firefox: Privilege escalation through Mozilla Updater and Windows Updater Service (CVE-2012-1943)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/05/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2012
Modified
04/05/2017

Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Updater.exe in the Windows Updater Service in Mozilla Firefox 12.0, Thunderbird 12.0, and SeaMonkey 2.9 on Windows allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse wsock32.dll file in an application directory.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-13_0

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