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Mozilla Linux installer does not properly set file permissions

Vulnerability Note VU#653160

Original Release Date: 2004-09-17 | Last Revised: 2004-09-17

Overview

Mozilla's Linux installers may not properly set file permissions on the installed program files. A local user may then be able to modify or replace these files with malicious versions.

Description

Some versions of Mozilla's Linux installer may create installation and program files with global read and write permissions. A local user may then be able to modify or replace these files with malicious versions.

Impact

A local user may modify files, or replace files with malicious versions.

Solution

This vulnerability is resolved in Firefox Preview Release, Mozilla 1.7.3, and Thunderbird 0.8.

As a workaround for older versions, modify the installed files permissions using chmod.

Vendor Information

653160
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla

Updated:  September 17, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

This vulnerability is resolved in Firefox Preview Release, Mozilla 1.7.3, and Thunderbird 0.8.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Daniel Koukola for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 10.55
Date Public: 2004-09-14
Date First Published: 2004-09-17
Date Last Updated: 2004-09-17 18:02 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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