Bug 827843 (CVE-2012-1940, CVE-2012-1941, CVE-2012-1947)

Summary: CVE-2012-1940 CVE-2012-1941 CVE-2012-1947 Mozilla: Buffer overflow and use-after-free issues found using Address Sanitizer (MFSA 2012-40)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: gecko-bugs-nobody, jrusnack, security-response-team
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Whiteboard: impact=critical,public=20120605,reported=20120603,source=mozilla,cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P,rhel-5/firefox=affected,rhel-6/firefox=affected,rhel-5/thunderbird=affected,rhel-6/thunderbird=affected,cwe=(CWE-416|CWE-119)
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-06-03 05:01:50 EDT
Security researcher Abhishek Arya of Google used the Address Sanitizer tool to uncover several issues: two heap buffer overflow bugs and a use-after-free problem. The first heap buffer overflow was found in conversion from unicode to native character sets when the function fails. The use-after-free occurs in nsFrameList when working with column layout with absolute positioning in a container that changes size. The second buffer overflow occurs in nsHTMLReflowState when a window is resized on a page with nested columns and a combination of absolute and relative positioning. All three of these issues are potentially exploitable. 

Reference:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-40.html
Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2012-06-04 23:23:23 EDT
Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges security researcher Abhishek Arya of Google as the
original reporter.
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2012-06-05 16:59:39 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0710 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0710.html
Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2012-06-06 19:51:36 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:0715 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0715.html