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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-89

Buffer overflow with multi-column, lists, and floats

Announced
September 17, 2013
Reporter
Aki Helin
Impact
Critical
Products
Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird, Thunderbird ESR
Fixed in
  • Firefox 24
  • Firefox ESR 17.0.9
  • SeaMonkey 2.21
  • Thunderbird 24
  • Thunderbird ESR 17.0.9

Description

Security researcher Aki Helin reported that combining lists, floats, and multiple columns could trigger a potentially exploitable buffer overflow.

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

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