Bug 1060938 - (CVE-2014-1477) CVE-2014-1477 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:24.3) (MFSA 2014-01)
CVE-2014-1477 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:24.3) (MFSA 20...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: 1058134
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Reported: 2014-02-03 20:33 EST by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2014-02-04 23:54 EST (History)
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-02-03 20:33:01 EST
Mozilla developers and community identified 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 and Seamonkey products because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.

Christian Holler, Terrence Cole, Jesse Ruderman, Gary Kwong, Eric Rescorla, Jonathan Kew, Dan Gohman, Ryan VanderMeulen, and Sotaro Ikeda reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR 24.2 and Firefox 26.


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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-01.html


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Christian Holler, Terrence Cole, Jesse Ruderman, Gary Kwong, Eric Rescorla, Jonathan Kew, Dan Gohman, Ryan VanderMeulen, and Sotaro Ikeda as the original reporter.
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 14:57:40 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0133 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0133.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-04 15:17:37 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2014:0132 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0132.html

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