Bug 1315777 (CVE-2016-1968) - CVE-2016-1968 Mozilla: Buffer overflow in Brotli decompression (MFSA 2016-30)
Summary: CVE-2016-1968 Mozilla: Buffer overflow in Brotli decompression (MFSA 2016-30)
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2016-1968
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1313724
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Reported: 2016-03-08 15:10 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-03-09 08:39:38 UTC


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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-03-08 15:10:36 UTC
Security researcher Luke Li reported a pointer underflow bug in the Brotli library's decompression that leads to a buffer overflow. This results in a potentially exploitable crash when triggered. 


External Reference:

https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-30.html


Acknowledgements:

Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Luke Li

Statement:

This issue does not affect the version of firefox and thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.


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