Bug 851927 - (CVE-2012-3974) CVE-2012-3974 Mozilla: Installer will launch incorrect executable following new installation (MFSA 2012-67)
CVE-2012-3974 Mozilla: Installer will launch incorrect executable following n...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: 847589
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Reported: 2012-08-27 00:25 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2012-08-28 23:06 EDT (History)
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-08-27 00:25:00 EDT
Security researcher Masato Kinugawa reported that if a crafted executable is placed in the root partition on a Windows file system, the Firefox and Thunderbird installer will launch this program after a standard installation instead of Firefox or Thunderbird, running this program with the user's privileges. 

This issue does not affect the linux version of Firefox and Thunderbird.

Reference:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-67.html

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Mozilla security researcher Masato Kinugawa as the original reporter of this flaw.

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This issue does not affect the version of Firefox and Thunderbird package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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