Bug 877634 (CVE-2012-4214, CVE-2012-4215, CVE-2012-4216, CVE-2012-5829, CVE-2012-5839, CVE-2012-5840)

Summary: CVE-2012-4214 CVE-2012-4215 CVE-2012-4216 CVE-2012-5829 CVE-2012-5839 CVE-2012-5840 Mozilla: Use-after-free and buffer overflow issues found using Address Sanitizer (MFSA 2012-105)
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, jhorak, jrusnack, security-response-team, stransky
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=critical,public=20121120,reported=20121117,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 2012-11-17 07:05:16 EST
Security researcher Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the Google Chrome Security Team discovered a series critically rated of use-after-free and buffer overflow issues using the Address Sanitizer tool in shipped software. These issues are potentially exploitable, allowing for remote code execution. We would also like to thank Abhishek for reporting five additional use-after-free, out of bounds read, and buffer overflow flaws introduced during Firefox development that were fixed before general release.

In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts in those products.


External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-105.html


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Abhishek Arya as the original reporter.
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2012-11-20 16:51:51 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:1483 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1483.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2012-11-20 17:12:30 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1482 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1482.html