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CVE-2012-3988

Impact: Critical
Public: 2012-10-09
Bugzilla: 863619: CVE-2012-3988 Mozilla: DOS and crash with full screen and history navigation (MFSA 2012-79)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox before 16.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.8, Thunderbird before 16.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.8, and SeaMonkey before 2.13 might allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving use of mozRequestFullScreen to enter full-screen mode, and use of the history.back method for backwards history navigation.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3988 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 October 09, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 October 09, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 October 09, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 October 09, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 October 09, 2012

External References

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2012/mfsa2012-79.html

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Soroush Dalili as the original reporter.

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