Bug 1315777 (CVE-2016-1968)

Summary: CVE-2016-1968 Mozilla: Buffer overflow in Brotli decompression (MFSA 2016-30)
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 2016-03-08 15:10:36 UTC
Security researcher Luke Li reported a pointer underflow bug in the Brotli library's decompression that leads to a buffer overflow. This results in a potentially exploitable crash when triggered. 

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Luke Li


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