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CVE-2015-4481

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Overview

Race condition in the Mozilla Maintenance Service in Mozilla Firefox before 40.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.2 on Windows allows local users to write to arbitrary files and consequently gain privileges via vectors involving a hard link to a log file during an update.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201605-06
Posted May 31, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201605-6 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Firefox, Thunderbird, Network Security Services (NSS), and NetScape Portable Runtime (NSPR) with the worst of which may allow remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 4.12 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2015-2708, CVE-2015-2709, CVE-2015-2710, CVE-2015-2711, CVE-2015-2712, CVE-2015-2713, CVE-2015-2714, CVE-2015-2715, CVE-2015-2716, CVE-2015-2717, CVE-2015-2718, CVE-2015-4473, CVE-2015-4474, CVE-2015-4475, CVE-2015-4477, CVE-2015-4478, CVE-2015-4479, CVE-2015-4480, CVE-2015-4481, CVE-2015-4482, CVE-2015-4483, CVE-2015-4484, CVE-2015-4485, CVE-2015-4486, CVE-2015-4487, CVE-2015-4488, CVE-2015-4489, CVE-2015-4490
MD5 | 296fbfa09f6556e678dae038772623aa
Mozilla Maintenance Service Log File Overwrite Elevation Of Privilege
Posted Aug 21, 2015
Authored by Google Security Research, forshaw

The maintenance service creates a log file in a user writable location. It's possible to change the log file to a hardlink to another file to cause file corruption or elevation of privilege.

tags | exploit
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2015-4481
MD5 | db59d45a788db12a7a62da9cbfd6011b
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