Mozilla Firefox Download Manager World Writable File Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Mozilla Firefox is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability.

A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. Successful exploits will compromise the affected application and possibly the computer.

NOTE: This issue was previously covered in BID 36843 (Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey MFSA 2009-52 through -64 Multiple Vulnerabilities), but has been assigned its own record to better document it.


 

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