Bug 994332 - (CVE-2013-1702) CVE-2013-1702 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:23.0) (MFSA 2013-63)
CVE-2013-1702 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:23.0) (MFSA 20...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: 990364
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Reported: 2013-08-07 01:16 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2013-08-07 01:30 EDT (History)
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-08-07 01:16:58 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.

Ben Turner, Christian Holler, Andrew McCreight, Gary Kwong, Jan Varga, and Jesse Ruderman reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox 22.


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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-63.html


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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Ben Turner, Christian Holler, Andrew McCreight, Gary Kwong, Jan Varga, and Jesse Ruderman as the original reporter.

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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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