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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-09

Title: Compartment mismatch with quickstubs returned values
Impact: High
Announced: January 8, 2013
Reporter: Boris Zbarsky
Products: Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey

Fixed in: Firefox 18.0
  Firefox ESR 10.0.12
  Firefox ESR 17.0.2
  Thunderbird 17.0.2
  Thunderbird ESR 10.0.12
  Thunderbird ESR 17.0.2
  SeaMonkey 2.15


Mozilla developer Boris Zbarsky reported reported a problem where jsval-returning quickstubs fail to wrap their return values, causing a compartment mismatch. This mismatch can cause garbage collection to occur incorrectly and lead to a potentially exploitable crash.

In general these flaws cannot be exploited through email in the Thunderbird and SeaMonkey products because scripting is disabled, but are potentially a risk in browser or browser-like contexts in those products.