DescriptionThis vulnerability allows an attacker to use the Mozilla Maintenance Service to escalate privilege by having the Maintenance Service invoke the Mozilla Updater to run malicious local files. This vulnerability requires local system access and is a variant of MFSA2013-44. Note: this issue only affects Windows operating systems. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 50.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid100.0.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)(not affected)


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

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