CVE-2017-5409

NameCVE-2017-5409
DescriptionThe Mozilla Windows updater can be called by a non-privileged user to delete an arbitrary local file by passing a special path to the callback parameter through the Mozilla Maintenance Service, which has privileged access. Note: This attack requires local system access and only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 45.8 and Firefox < 52.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid107.0-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)buster91.12.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)102.5.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye91.13.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)102.5.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid102.5.0esr-1fixed

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

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

Notes

- firefox <not-affected> (Only Firefox on Windows)
- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Only Firefox on Windows)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-05/#CVE-2017-5409
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-06/#CVE-2017-5409

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