Buffer overflow while parsing media content
- December 2, 2014
- Abhishek Arya
- Firefox, Firefox ESR, Firefox OS, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
- Fixed in
- Firefox 34
- Firefox ESR 31.3
- Firefox OS 2.2
- SeaMonkey 2.31
- Thunderbird 31.3
Security researcher Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the Google Chrome Security Team used the Address Sanitizer tool to discover a buffer overflow during the parsing of media content. This leads to a potentially exploitable crash.
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.