CVE-2009-3274

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2009-09-09
Bugzilla:
524815: CVE-2009-3274 Firefox: Predictable /tmp pathname use

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Firefox 3.6a1, 3.5.3, 3.5.2, and earlier 3.5.x versions, and 3.0.14 and earlier 2.x and 3.x versions, on Linux uses a predictable /tmp pathname for files selected from the Downloads window, which allows local users to replace an arbitrary downloaded file by placing a file in a /tmp location before the download occurs, related to the Download Manager component. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3274 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1530 2009-10-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1531 2009-10-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 2010-03-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0153 2010-03-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2010:0154 2010-03-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2009:1531 2009-10-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2009:1530 2009-10-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.0.15-3.el5_4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 nspr 4.7.6-1.el5_4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 nspr 4.7.6-1.el4_8 Fixed