CVE-2019-9801

NameCVE-2019-9801
DescriptionFirefox will accept any registered Program ID as an external protocol handler and offer to launch this local application when given a matching URL on Windows operating systems. This should only happen if the program has specifically registered itself as a "URL Handler" in the Windows registry. *Note: This issue only affects Windows operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.6, Firefox ESR < 60.6, and Firefox < 66.
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
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/mfsa2019-08/#CVE-2019-9801
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-07/#CVE-2019-9801
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-11/#CVE-2019-9801

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