The "export" function in the Certificate Viewer can force local filesystem navigation when the "common name" in a certificate contains slashes, allowing certificate content to be saved in unsafe locations with an arbitrary filename. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 51.
Published 2018-06-11 21:29:03
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-5381

0.18%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 55 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-5381

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
3.9
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-5381

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-5381

Products affected by CVE-2017-5381

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