Bug 1023839 (CVE-2013-5595) - CVE-2013-5595 Mozilla: Improperly initialized memory and overflows in some JavaScript functions (MFSA 2013-96)
Summary: CVE-2013-5595 Mozilla: Improperly initialized memory and overflows in some Ja...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2013-5595
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20131029,repor...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
Blocks: 1015366
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-10-28 04:33 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 19:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-06-10 21:21:54 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1476 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2013-10-30 01:14:21 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1480 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2013-11-27 23:39:56 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-10-28 04:33:07 UTC
Compiler Engineer Dan Gohman of Google discovered a flaw in the JavaScript engine where memory was being incorrectly allocated for some functions and the calls for allocations were not always properly checked for overflow, leading to potential buffer overflows. When combined with other vulnerabilities, these flaws could be potentially exploitable.

In general this flaw cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and Seamonkey products because scripting is disabled, but is potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts.


External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2013/mfsa2013-96.html


Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2013-10-29 21:16:32 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1476 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1476.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2013-10-30 16:32:14 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:1480 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1480.html


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