Bug 1121472 (CVE-2014-1550) - CVE-2014-1550 Mozilla: Use-after-free in Web Audio due to incorrect control message ordering (MFSA 2014-58)
Summary: CVE-2014-1550 Mozilla: Use-after-free in Web Audio due to incorrect control m...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2014-1550
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 04:50 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 20:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-07-21 05:13:20 UTC


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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-07-21 04:50:52 UTC
Using the Address Sanitizer tool, security researcher Atte Kettunen from OUSPG discovered a use-after-free in Web Audio due to an issue with how control messages for Web Audio are ordered and processed. This leads to a potentially exploitable crash.

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/mfsa2014-58.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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