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MFSA2017-16 Firefox: Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox ESR 52.2 (CVE-2017-7768)

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MFSA2017-16 Firefox: Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox ESR 52.2 (CVE-2017-7768)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
06/13/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2017
Modified
08/14/2018

Description

The Mozilla Maintenance Service can be invoked by an unprivileged user to read 32 bytes of any arbitrary file on the local system by convincing the service that it is reading a status file provided by the Mozilla Windows Updater. The Mozilla Maintenance Service executes with privileged access, bypassing system protections against unprivileged users. Note: This attack requires local system access and only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 52.2 and Firefox < 54.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-esr-upgrade-52_2

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