Bug 977597 - (CVE-2013-1682) CVE-2013-1682 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.7) (MFSA 2013-49)
CVE-2013-1682 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:17.0.7) (MFSA ...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=critical,public=20130625,repor...
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Blocks: 972560
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Reported: 2013-06-24 21:48 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2015-08-22 12:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 12:27:20 EDT
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-06-24 21:48:32 EDT
Mozilla developers identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.

In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.
Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, and Andrew McCreight reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR 17, and Firefox 21.


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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-49.html


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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, and Andrew McCreight as the original reporter.
Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2013-06-25 16:02:19 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:0982 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0982.html
Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2013-06-25 16:12:31 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0981 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0981.html

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