Bug 1077015 (CVE-2014-1496) - CVE-2014-1496 Mozilla: Files extracted during updates are not always read only (MFSA 2014-16)
Summary: CVE-2014-1496 Mozilla: Files extracted during updates are not always read onl...
Alias: CVE-2014-1496
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: Embargoed1074395
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Reported: 2014-03-17 02:52 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2023-05-12 03:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-03-17 02:56:04 UTC

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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-17 02:52:31 UTC
Security researcher Ash reported an issue where the extracted files for updates to existing files are not read only during the update process. This allows for the potential replacement or modification of these files during the update process if a malicious application is present on the local system. 

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Security researcher Ash as the original reporter.

Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-17 02:56:04 UTC

Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of firefox and thunderbird package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 because these packages are not updated via online updates from upstream sources.

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