Bug 1361986 (CVE-2016-5261) - CVE-2016-5261 Mozilla: Integer overflow and memory corruption in WebSocketChannel (MFSA 2016-75, MFSA 2016-86)
Summary: CVE-2016-5261 Mozilla: Integer overflow and memory corruption in WebSocketCha...
Alias: CVE-2016-5261
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 1369653
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Reported: 2016-08-01 06:33 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-09-23 05:33:28 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:1912 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2016-09-21 11:47:31 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-08-01 06:33:26 UTC
Security researcher Samuel Groß reported an integer overflow error in WebSockets during data buffering on incoming packets when an allocated buffer is resized incorrectly. This results in the buffer array holding the data being shrunk, instead of grown, resulting in attacker controlled data being written at a known offset from the newly allocated buffer. This results in a potentially exploitable crash. 

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Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Samuel Groß

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2016-09-21 07:49:07 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

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

Via RHSA-2016:1912 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1912.html

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