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CVE-2012-4180

Impact: Critical
Public: 2012-10-09
Bugzilla: 863625: CVE-2012-3995 CVE-2012-4179 CVE-2012-4180 CVE-2012-4181 CVE-2012-4182 CVE-2012-4183 Mozilla: Use-after-free, buffer overflow, and out of bounds read issues found using Address Sanitizer (MFSA 2012-85)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the nsHTMLEditor::IsPrevCharInNodeWhitespace function 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.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4180 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/mfsa2012-85.html

Acknowledgements

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

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