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CVE-2012-3988

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

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 2012-10-09

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 10.0.8-1.el6_3 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 10.0.8-1.el5_8 Fixed

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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