Memory corruption found using Address Sanitizer
- June 25, 2013
- Abhishek Arya
- 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
Security researcher Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the Google Chrome Security Team used the Address Sanitizer tool to discover a series of use-after-free problems rated critical as security issues in shipped software. Some of these issues are potentially exploitable, allowing for remote code execution. We would also like to thank Abhishek for reporting additional use-after-free and buffer overflow flaws in code introduced during Firefox development. These were fixed before general release.
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.