Security restrictions bypass in Mozilla Firefox

Published: 2019-06-11 21:38:33 | Updated: 2019-06-11
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-11702
CVSSv3 3.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-749
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Mozilla Firefox
Vulnerable software versions Mozilla Firefox 67.0.1
Mozilla Firefox 67.0
Mozilla Firefox 66.0.5

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Vendor URL Mozilla

Security Advisory

1) Exposed dangerous method or function

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute dangerous files on the system.
The vulnerability exists due to the way Firefox handles hyperlinks to files associated with Internet Explorer, e.g. IE.HTTP:. A remote attacker can create a hyperlink that leads to a file at a known location and open it with Internet Explorer.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-16/

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