Bug 851923 - (CVE-2012-3971) CVE-2012-3971 Mozilla: Graphite 2 memory corruption (MFSA 2012-64)
CVE-2012-3971 Mozilla: Graphite 2 memory corruption (MFSA 2012-64)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-08-27 00:02 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2012-08-28 23:05 EDT (History)
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-08-27 00:02:35 EDT
Using the Address Sanitizer tool, Mozilla security researcher Christoph Diehl discovered two memory corruption issues involving the Graphite 2 library used in Mozilla products. Both of these issues can cause a potentially exploitable crash. These problems were fixed in the Graphite 2 library, which has been updated for Mozilla products.

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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-64.html

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges security researcher Christoph Diehl as the original reporter of this flaw.

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This issue does not affect the version of Firefox and Thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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