CVE-2013-1690

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2013-06-25
Bugzilla:
977602: CVE-2013-1690 Mozilla: Execution of unmapped memory through onreadystatechange event (MFSA 2013-53)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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 do not properly handle onreadystatechange events in conjunction with page reloading, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site that triggers an attempt to execute data at an unmapped memory location.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1690 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 Nils as the original reporter.

External References