DescriptionThe Mozilla Updater can be made to choose an arbitrary target working directory for output files resulting from the update process. This vulnerability requires local system access. Note: this issue only affects Windows operating systems. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 45.5, Firefox ESR < 45.5, and Firefox < 50.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid69.0-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)jessie52.8.1esr-1~deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)60.9.0esr-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch (security)60.9.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster (security)60.9.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
icedove (PTS)jessie1:52.3.0-4~deb8u2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)(not affected)
firefox-esrsource(unstable)(not affected)
icedovesource(unstable)(not affected)


- firefox <not-affected> (Only affects Firefox on Windows)
- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Only affects Firefox on Windows)
- icedove <not-affected> (Only affects Thunderbird on Windows)

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