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MFSA2005-28 Firefox: Unsafe /tmp/plugtmp directory exploitable to erase user's files

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MFSA2005-28 Firefox: Unsafe /tmp/plugtmp directory exploitable to erase user's files

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/21/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/21/2013
Modified
01/30/2015

Description

A predictable name is used for the plugin temporary directory. A malicious local user could symlink this to the victim's home directory and wait for the victim to run Firefox. When Firefox shuts down the victim's directory would be erased.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-1_0_1

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