Bug 1801917 (CVE-2020-6797) - CVE-2020-6797 Mozilla: Extensions granted downloads.open permission could open arbitrary applications on Mac OSX
Summary: CVE-2020-6797 Mozilla: Extensions granted downloads.open permission could ope...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2020-6797
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1798927
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-02-11 22:41 UTC by Doran Moppert
Modified: 2021-02-26 08:32 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: firefox 68.5
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Last Closed: 2020-02-11 22:43:01 UTC


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Description Doran Moppert 2020-02-11 22:41:52 UTC
By downloading a file with the .fileloc extension, a semi-privileged extension could launch an arbitrary application on the user's computer. The attacker is restricted as they are unable to download non-quarantined files or supply command line arguments to the application, limiting the impact.

*Note: this issue only occurs on Mac OSX. Other operating systems are unaffected.*



External Reference:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2020-06/#CVE-2020-6797

Comment 1 Doran Moppert 2020-02-11 22:41:55 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Vladimir Metnew


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