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877614: CVE-2012-5842 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:10.0.11) (MFSA 2012-91)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 17.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.11, Thunderbird before 17.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.11, and SeaMonkey before 2.14 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5842 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 Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1483 2012-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1483 2012-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1482 2012-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2012:1483 2012-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2012:1482 2012-11-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 10.0.11-1.el6_3 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 10.0.11-1.el5_8 Fixed


Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, Bob Clary, and Kyle Huey as the original reporter.

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