Endpoint Vulnerability

Privilege escalation through Mozilla Maintenance Service Installer

Description

Security researcher Ash reported an issue affected the Mozilla Maintenance Service on Windows systems. The Mozilla Maintenance Service installer writes to a temporary directory created during the update process which is writable by users. If malicious DLL files are placed within this directory during the update process, these DLL files can run in a privileged context through the Mozilla Maintenance Service's privileges, allowing for local privilege escalation.

Affected Products

Firefox,Firefox ESR

References

CVE-2014-1520,