Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 994335
CVE-2013-1705 Mozilla: Buffer underflow when generating CRMF requests (MFSA 2013-65)
Last modified: 2015-08-22 12:18:33 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.
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