Bug 1361982 (CVE-2016-5258) - CVE-2016-5258 Mozilla: Use-after-free in DTLS during WebRTC session shutdown (MFSA 2016-72)
Summary: CVE-2016-5258 Mozilla: Use-after-free in DTLS during WebRTC session shutdown ...
Alias: CVE-2016-5258
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
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Reported: 2016-08-01 06:29 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-09-23 05:32:15 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 06:29:40 UTC
Security researcher Looben Yang reported a use-after-free vulnerability in WebRTC. This occurs during WebRTC session shutdown whens when DTLS objects in memory are freed while still actively in use. This results in a potentially exploitable crash. 

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Looben Yang

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2016-08-03 08:08:52 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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