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MFSA2012-98 Firefox: Firefox installer DLL hijacking (CVE-2012-4206)

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MFSA2012-98 Firefox: Firefox installer DLL hijacking (CVE-2012-4206)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/20/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/21/2012
Modified
04/05/2017

Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the installer in Mozilla Firefox before 17.0 and Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.11 on Windows allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the default downloads directory.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-esr-upgrade-10_0_12
  • mozilla-firefox-esr-upgrade-17_0_1
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-18_0

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