Bug 815020 - (CVE-2012-0470) CVE-2012-0470 Mozilla: Invalid frees causes heap corruption in gfxImageSurface (MFSA 2012-23)
CVE-2012-0470 Mozilla: Invalid frees causes heap corruption in gfxImageSurfac...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-04-22 02:17 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2012-04-24 16:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-04-24 16:58:42 EDT
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-04-22 02:17:04 EDT
Using the Address Sanitizer tool, security researcher Atte Kettunen from OUSPG found a heap corruption in gfxImageSurface which allows for invalid frees and possible remote code execution. This happens due to float error, resulting from graphics values being passed through different number systems. 

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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-23.html
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-04-24 13:48:17 EDT
Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue.  Upstream acknowledges Atte Kettunen from OUSPG as the original reporter.
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2012-04-24 15:46:25 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0516 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0516.html
Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2012-04-24 15:58:42 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0515 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0515.html

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