Bug 840215 - (CVE-2012-1962) CVE-2012-1962 Mozilla: JSDependentString::undepend string conversion results in memory corruption (MFSA 2012-52)
CVE-2012-1962 Mozilla: JSDependentString::undepend string conversion results ...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: 835033
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Reported: 2012-07-14 08:27 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2012-07-18 03:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-07-18 03:30:09 EDT
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-07-14 08:27:31 EDT
Security researcher Bill Keese reported a memory corruption. This is caused by JSDependentString::undepend changing a dependent string into a fixed string when there are additional dependent strings relying on the same base. When the undepend occurs during conversion, the base data is freed, leaving other dependent strings with dangling pointers. This can lead to a potentially exploitable crash. 

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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-52.html 

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Security researcher Bill Keese as the original reporter of this issue.
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2012-07-17 14:57:57 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1089 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1089.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2012-07-17 15:28:20 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1088 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1088.html

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