#VU61109 Improper access control


Published: 2022-03-08

Vulnerability identifier: #VU61109

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-26386

CWE-ID: CWE-284

Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Firefox ESR
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to victim's downloads.

The vulnerability exists due to browser stores files in the /tmp folder, which is accessible by all local users. A local user can read files from this folder and gain access to potentially sensitive information.

Note, the vulnerability affects Firefox ESR on macOS and Linux.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Firefox ESR: 91.0 - 91.6.1


CPE

External links
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2022-11/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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