Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox ESR 52.5.2
- December 7, 2017
- Firefox ESR
- Fixed in
- Firefox ESR 52.5.2
#CVE-2017-7845: Buffer overflow when drawing and validating elements with ANGLE library using Direct 3D 9
A buffer overflow occurs when drawing and validating elements using Direct 3D 9 with the ANGLE graphics library, used for WebGL content. This is due to an incorrect value being passed within the library during checks and results in a potentially exploitable crash.
Note: This attack only affects Windows operating systems. Other operating systems are unaffected.
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