CVE-2018-12368

NameCVE-2018-12368
DescriptionWindows 10 does not warn users before opening executable files with the SettingContent-ms extension even when they have been downloaded from the internet and have the "Mark of the Web." Without the warning, unsuspecting users unfamiliar with this new file type might run an unwanted executable. This also allows a WebExtension with the limited downloads.open permission to execute arbitrary code without user interaction on Windows 10 systems. *Note: this issue only affects Windows operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60, Thunderbird < 52.9, Firefox ESR < 60.1, Firefox ESR < 52.9, and Firefox < 61.
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 severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid79.0-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)stretch68.10.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)68.11.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster68.10.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)68.11.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid68.11.0esr-1fixed
thunderbird (PTS)stretch1:68.10.0-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)1:68.11.0-1~deb9u1fixed
buster1:68.10.0-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)1:68.11.0-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid1:68.11.0-3fixed

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

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

Notes

- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Windows-specific)
- firefox <not-affected> (Windows-specific)
- thunderbird <not-affected> (Windows-specific)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-15/#CVE-2018-12368
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-17/#CVE-2018-12368
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-18/#CVE-2018-12368

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