Bug 1266098 - (CVE-2015-4501) CVE-2015-4501 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (MFSA 2015-96)
CVE-2015-4501 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (MFSA 2015-96)
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1261782
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Reported: 2015-09-24 09:07 EDT by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2015-09-24 09:07 EDT (History)
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Description Martin Prpič 2015-09-24 09:07:04 EDT
Mozilla developers and community 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.

These issues only affected Firefox version 40, and were fixed in Firefox version 41.

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Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2015-09-24 09:07:58 EDT

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Bob Clary and Randell Jesup as the original reporters.

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