Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1291590
CVE-2015-7218 CVE-2015-7219 Mozilla: DOS due to malformed frames in HTTP/2 (MFSA 2015-142)
Last modified: 2015-12-16 04:05:59 EST
Security researcher Stuart Larsen reported two issues with HTTP/2 resulting in integer underflows that lead to intentional aborts when the errors are detected.
In the first issue, if a malformed HTTP2 header frame is received with only a single byte, an integer underflow can be created in some circumstances. In the second issue, a malformed HTTP2 PushPromse frame is received and the length of the decompressed buffer is miscalculated, leading to another integer underflow. In both of these instances, more memory is allocated than is allowed, triggering assertions and intentional aborts (a denial of service) but no exploitable crashes.
Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Stuart Larsen as the original reporter.
This issue does not affect the version of firefox and thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.