Bug 993598 (CVE-2013-1701)

Summary: CVE-2013-1701 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.8) (MFSA 2013-63)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jhorak, jkurik, security-response-team, stransky
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Whiteboard: impact=critical,public=20130807,reported=20130806,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
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-08-06 05:14:21 EDT
Mozilla developers identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.

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

Jeff Gilbert and Henrik Skupin reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR 17, and Firefox 22.

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jeff Gilbert and Henrik Skupin as the original reporter.
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2013-08-07 04:24:10 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1140 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1140.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2013-08-07 14:11:19 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:1142 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1142.html