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Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-114

Title: Use-after-free in synthetic mouse movement
Impact: Critical
Announced: December 10, 2013
Reporter: Tyson Smith, Jesse Schwartzentruber, Atte Kettunen
Products: Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey

Fixed in: Firefox 26
  Firefox ESR 24.2
  Thunderbird 24.2
  Seamonkey 2.23

Description

Security researchers Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber of the BlackBerry Security Automated Analysis Team used the Address Sanitizer tool while fuzzing to discover a user-after-free in the functions for synthetic mouse movement handling. Security researcher Atte Kettunen from OUSPG also reported a variant of the same flaw. This issue leads to a potentially exploitable crash.

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.

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