Bug 1169208 (CVE-2014-1592) - CVE-2014-1592 Mozilla: Use-after-free during HTML5 parsing (MFSA 2014-87)
Summary: CVE-2014-1592 Mozilla: Use-after-free during HTML5 parsing (MFSA 2014-87)
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2014-1592
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: 1167594
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2014-12-01 04:15 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:24 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-12-03 05:16:26 UTC


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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1919 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2014-12-03 04:42:51 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1924 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2014-12-03 03:45:41 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-12-01 04:15:18 UTC
Security researcher Berend-Jan Wever reported a use-after-free created by triggering the creation of a second root element while parsing HTML written to a document created with document.open(). This leads to a potentially exploitable crash.

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


External Reference:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-87.html


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Berend-Jan Wever as the original reporter.

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2014-12-02 22:46:39 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2014:1924 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1924.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2014-12-02 23:43:29 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2014:1919 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1919.html


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