Mozilla

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2012-86

Heap memory corruption issues found using Address Sanitizer

Announced
October 9, 2012
Reporter
Atte Kettunen
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Thunderbird ESR
Fixed in
  • Firefox 16
  • Firefox ESR 10.0.8
  • SeaMonkey 2.13
  • Thunderbird 16
  • Thunderbird ESR 10.0.8

Description

Security researcher Atte Kettunen from OUSPG reported several heap memory corruption issues found using the Address Sanitizer tool. These issues are potentially exploitable, allowing for remote code execution.

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.

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