The Mozilla Updater can be made to choose an arbitrary target working directory for output files resulting from the update process. This vulnerability requires local system access. Note: this issue only affects Windows operating systems. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 45.5, Firefox ESR < 45.5, and Firefox < 50.
Published 2018-06-11 21:29:01
Updated 2018-07-30 12:45:03
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-5294

0.07%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 30 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-5294

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.1
LOW AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
3.9
2.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-5294

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-5294

Products affected by CVE-2016-5294

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