Bug 994335 - (CVE-2013-1705) CVE-2013-1705 Mozilla: Buffer underflow when generating CRMF requests (MFSA 2013-65)
CVE-2013-1705 Mozilla: Buffer underflow when generating CRMF requests (MFSA 2...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 990364
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Reported: 2013-08-07 01:21 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2015-08-22 12:18 EDT (History)
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-08-07 01:21:40 EDT
Security researcher Nils used the Address Sanitizer to discover a use-after-free problem when generating a Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF) request with certain parameters. This causes a potentially exploitable crash.

In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts in those products.

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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Nils as the original reporter.


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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