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CVE-2012-3972

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2012-08-28
CWE:
CWE-125
Bugzilla:
851924: CVE-2012-3972 Mozilla: Out-of-bounds read in format-number in XSLT (MFSA 2012-65)

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1210 2012-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 2012-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 2012-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1210 2012-08-29
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1211 2012-08-29

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 10.0.7-2.el5_8 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 10.0.7-1.el6_3 Fixed

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.

External References