Bug 1377666 (CVE-2016-5256) - CVE-2016-5256 Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 49 (MFSA 2016-85)
Summary: CVE-2016-5256 Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 49 (MFSA 2016-85)
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2016-5256
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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urgent
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1369653
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-09-20 10:36 UTC by Siddharth Sharma
Modified: 2021-02-25 17:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-10-04 02:49:23 UTC


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Description Siddharth Sharma 2016-09-20 10:36:27 UTC
Mozilla developers Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Nathan Froyd, Honza Bambas, Seth Fowler, and Michael Smith reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 48. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances could potentially exploited to run arbitrary code.

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https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-85.html

Comment 1 Siddharth Sharma 2016-09-20 10:36:36 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: the Mozilla project
Upstream: Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Nathan Froyd, Honza Bambas, Seth Fowler, Michael Smith


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