Bug 1023845 - (CVE-2013-5603) CVE-2013-5603 Mozilla: Use-after-free in HTML document templates (MFSA 2013-102)
CVE-2013-5603 Mozilla: Use-after-free in HTML document templates (MFSA 2013-102)
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1015366
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Reported: 2013-10-28 00:47 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2016-03-04 06:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-10-28 01:21:14 EDT
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-10-28 00:47:02 EDT
Security researcher Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the Google Chrome Security Team used the Address Sanitizer tool to discover a user-after-free when interacting with HTML document templates. This leads to a potentially exploitable crash.

In general this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and Seamonkey products because scripting 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 Abhishek Arya as the original reporter.


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

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