Bug 1092663 (CVE-2014-1524) - CVE-2014-1524 Mozilla: Buffer overflow when using non-XBL object as XBL (MFSA 2014-38)
Summary: CVE-2014-1524 Mozilla: Buffer overflow when using non-XBL object as XBL (MFSA...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-1524
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
urgent
urgent
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1086083
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2014-04-29 16:57 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2021-02-17 06:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: firefox 24.5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-05-07 05:20:13 UTC


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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0448 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2014-04-30 02:45:40 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0449 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2014-04-30 02:15:23 UTC

Description Vincent Danen 2014-04-29 16:57:02 UTC
Security researcher Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the Google Chrome Security Team used the Address Sanitizer tool to discover a buffer overflow when a script uses a non-XBL object as an XBL object because the XBL status of the object is not properly validated. The resulting memory corruption is 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/2014/mfsa2014-38.html


Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2014-04-29 22:15:55 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0449 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0449.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2014-04-29 22:46:27 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2014:0448 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0448.html


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