Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 851927
CVE-2012-3974 Mozilla: Installer will launch incorrect executable following new installation (MFSA 2012-67)
Last modified: 2012-08-28 23:06:37 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.
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.
This issue does not affect the version of Firefox and Thunderbird package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.