Bug 1361976 (CVE-2016-2838) - CVE-2016-2838 Mozilla: Buffer overflow rendering SVG with bidirectional content (MFSA 2016-64)
Summary: CVE-2016-2838 Mozilla: Buffer overflow rendering SVG with bidirectional conte...
Alias: CVE-2016-2838
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1360577
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-08-01 06:17 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-09-23 05:31:05 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:1551 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2016-08-03 12:06:43 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-08-01 06:17:11 UTC
Using the Address Sanitizer tool, security researcher Atte Kettunen found a buffer overflow during the rendering of SVG format graphics with directional content. This is caused by a flaw in directional-isolate processing and results in a potentially exploitable crash. 

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Atte Kettunen

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2016-08-03 08:08:35 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2016:1551 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1551.html

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