CVE-2012-3990

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2012-10-09
CWE:
CWE-416
Bugzilla:
863628: CVE-2012-3990 Mozilla: Use-after-free in the IME State Manager (MFSA 2012-87)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the IME State Manager implementation 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 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, related to the nsIContent::GetNameSpaceID function.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3990 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 version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1350 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 2012-10-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1351 2012-10-09

Affected Packages State

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

Acknowledgements

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

External References