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CVE-2012-3972

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-08-28
Bugzilla: 851924: CVE-2012-3972 Mozilla: Out-of-bounds read in format-number in XSLT (MFSA 2012-65)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The format-number functionality in the XSLT implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 15.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.7, Thunderbird before 15.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.7, and SeaMonkey before 2.12 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors that trigger a heap-based buffer over-read.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3972 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 August 29, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 August 29, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1210 August 29, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1210 August 29, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 August 29, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Security researcher Nicolas Grégoire as the original reporter of this flaw. Reference: http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-65.html

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