Bug 1135868 (CVE-2014-1565)

Summary: CVE-2014-1565 Mozilla: Out-of-bounds read in Web Audio audio timeline (MFSA 2014-70)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-09-01 05:02:05 UTC
Security researcher Holger Fuhrmannek discovered an out-of-bounds read during the creation of an audio timeline in Web Audio. This results in a crash and could allow for the reading of random memory values.

In general this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because web audio is disabled, but is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Holger Fuhrmannek as the original reporter.


This issue does not affect the version of firefox and thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.