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Mozilla Firefox Download Directory File Deletion Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-10-04    Last Update:  2004-10-06    Views:  40,247

Secunia Advisory SA12708

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Manipulation of data

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Alex Vincent has reported a vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to delete files on a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when downloading files and can be exploited to delete all content in the download directory (by default the user's desktop on Windows and the user's $HOME directory on Linux).

Successful exploitation requires that a user is tricked into clicking the "Save" button to download a file.


Solution:
Update to version 0.10.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Alex Vincent

Original Advisory:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html#firefox0.10.1
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=259708

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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