Bug 1121470 (CVE-2014-1549) - CVE-2014-1549 Mozilla: Buffer overflow during Web Audio buffering for playback (MFSA 2014-57)
Summary: CVE-2014-1549 Mozilla: Buffer overflow during Web Audio buffering for playbac...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2014-1549
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1118216
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Reported: 2014-07-21 04:41 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 20:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-07-21 05:13:14 UTC


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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-07-21 04:41:09 UTC
Using the Address Sanitizer tool, security researcher Atte Kettunen from OUSPG discovered a buffer overflow during interaction with the Web Audio buffer for playback because of an error in the the amount of allocated memory for buffers. This leads to a potentially exploitable crash with some audio content.

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


External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-57.html


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Atte Kettunen as the original reporter.

Statement:

This issue does not affect the version of thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, or the version of firefox as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.


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