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MFSA2013-75 Firefox: Local Java applets may read contents of local file system (CVE-2013-1717)

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MFSA2013-75 Firefox: Local Java applets may read contents of local file system (CVE-2013-1717)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
Published
08/06/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/07/2013
Modified
04/05/2017

Description

Mozilla Firefox before 23.0, Firefox ESR 17.x before 17.0.8, Thunderbird before 17.0.8, Thunderbird ESR 17.x before 17.0.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.20 do not properly restrict local-filesystem access by Java applets, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to read arbitrary files by leveraging a download to a fixed pathname or other predictable pathname.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-esr-upgrade-17_0_8
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-23_0

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