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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-18

Use-after-free in Vibrate

Announced
January 8, 2013
Reporter
regenrecht
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Thunderbird ESR
Fixed in
  • Firefox 18
  • Firefox ESR 17.0.2
  • SeaMonkey 2.15
  • Thunderbird 17.0.2
  • Thunderbird ESR 17.0.2

Description

Security researcher regenrecht reported, via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, a use-after-free using the domDoc pointer within Vibrate library. This can lead to arbitrary code execution when exploited.

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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