Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2013-79
Title: Use-after-free in Animation Manager
during stylesheet cloning
Announced: September 17, 2013
Reporter: Abhishek Arya
Products: Firefox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey
Fixed in: Firefox 24.0
Firefox ESR 17.0.9
Thunderbird ESR 17.0.9
Security researcher Abhishek Arya (Inferno) of the Google Chrome Security Team used the Address Sanitizer tool to discover a use-after-free problem in the Animation Manager during the cloning of stylesheets. This can lead 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.