CVE-2013-1686

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2013-06-25
Bugzilla:
977599: CVE-2013-1684 CVE-2013-1685 CVE-2013-1686 Mozilla: Memory corruption found using Address Sanitizer (MFSA 2013-50)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the mozilla::ResetDir function in Mozilla Firefox before 22.0, Firefox ESR 17.x before 17.0.7, Thunderbird before 17.0.7, and Thunderbird ESR 17.x before 17.0.7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1686 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 Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 2013-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 2013-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2013:0981 2013-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2013:0981 2013-06-25
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2013:0982 2013-06-25

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 xulrunner 17.0.7-1.el6_4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 17.0.7-1.el5_9 Fixed

Acknowledgements

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

External References