Bug 994337 - (CVE-2013-1708) CVE-2013-1708 Mozilla: Crash during WAV audio file decoding (MFSA 2013-67)
CVE-2013-1708 Mozilla: Crash during WAV audio file decoding (MFSA 2013-67)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=low,public=20130806,reported=2...
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Blocks: 990364
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Reported: 2013-08-07 01:24 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2013-08-07 01:30 EDT (History)
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-08-07 01:24:18 EDT
Security researcher Aki Helin from OUSPG used the Address Sanitizer tool to discover a crash during the decoding of WAV format audio files in some instances. This crash is not exploitable but could be used for a denial of service (DOS) attack by malicious parties.

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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http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-67.html


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Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Aki Helin 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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