CVE-2020-6799

NameCVE-2020-6799
DescriptionCommand line arguments could have been injected during Firefox invocation as a shell handler for certain unsupported file types. This required Firefox to be configured as the default handler for a given file type and for a file downloaded to be opened in a third party application that insufficiently sanitized URL data. In that situation, clicking a link in the third party application could have been used to retrieve and execute files whose location was supplied through command line arguments. Note: This issue only affects Windows operating systems and when Firefox is configured as the default handler for non-default filetypes. Other operating systems are unaffected. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 73 and Firefox < ESR68.5.
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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> (Only affects Windows)
- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Only affects Windows)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-05/#CVE-2020-6799
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-06/#CVE-2020-6799

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