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Mozilla

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-49

Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:22.0 / rv:17.0.7)

Announced
June 25, 2013
Reporter
Mozilla Developers
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Thunderbird ESR
Fixed in
  • Firefox 22
  • Firefox ESR 17.0.7
  • SeaMonkey 2.19
  • Thunderbird 17.0.7
  • Thunderbird ESR 17.0.7

Description

Mozilla developers identified and fixed several memory safety bugs in the browser engine used in Firefox and other Mozilla-based products. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption under certain circumstances, and we presume that with enough effort at least some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code.

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

References

Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, and Andrew McCreight reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox ESR 17, and Firefox 21.

Christian Holler, Bobby Holley, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Ben Turner, Ehsan Akhgari, Mats Palmgren, and John Schoenick reported memory safety problems and crashes that affect Firefox 21.