Bug 1315576 (CVE-2016-1960) - CVE-2016-1960 Mozilla: Use-after-free in HTML5 string parser (MFSA 2016-23)
Summary: CVE-2016-1960 Mozilla: Use-after-free in HTML5 string parser (MFSA 2016-23)
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2016-1960
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
urgent
urgent
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Keywords: Security
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Blocks: 1313724
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-03-08 06:11 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:03 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-03-28 05:23:26 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:0373 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2016-03-09 10:11:19 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2016:0460 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: thunderbird security update 2016-03-16 21:36:05 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-03-08 06:11:40 UTC
Security researcher ca0nguyen, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, reported a use-after-free issue in the HTML5 string parser when parsing a particular set of table-related tags in a foreign fragment context such as SVG. This results in a potentially exploitable crash. 


External Reference:

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-23.html


Acknowledgements:

Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: ca0nguyen

Comment 1 errata-xmlrpc 2016-03-09 05:12:20 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-2016:0373 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0373.html

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2016-03-16 17:37:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

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

Via RHSA-2016:0460 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0460.html


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