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Bug 1315575 - (CVE-2016-1959) CVE-2016-1959 Mozilla: Service Worker Manager out-of-bounds read in Service Worker Manager (MFSA 2016-22)
CVE-2016-1959 Mozilla: Service Worker Manager out-of-bounds read in Service W...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1313724
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Reported: 2016-03-08 01:10 EST by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2016-03-09 04:45 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-03-09 03:36:42 EST
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-03-08 01:10:06 EST
Security researcher Looben Yang reported a mechanism where the Clients API in Service Workers can be used to trigger an out-of-bounds read in ServiceWorkerManager. This results in a potentially exploitable crash. 

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Upstream: Looben Yang


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

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