CVE-2019-11736

NameCVE-2019-11736
DescriptionThe Mozilla Maintenance Service does not guard against files being hardlinked to another file in the updates directory, allowing for the replacement of local files, including the Maintenance Service executable, which is run with privileged access. Additionally, there was a race condition during checks for junctions and symbolic links by the Maintenance Service, allowing for potential local file and directory manipulation to be undetected in some circumstances. This allows for potential privilege escalation by a user with unprivileged local access. <br>*Note: These attacks requires local system access and only affects Windows. Other operating systems are not affected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 69 and Firefox ESR < 68.1.
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 severitymedium

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

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> (Windows-specific)
- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Windows-specific)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-25/#CVE-2019-11736
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-26/#CVE-2019-11736

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