CVE Database

CVE-2014-1512

Impact: Critical
Public: 2014-03-18
CWE: CWE-416
Bugzilla: 1077491: CVE-2014-1512 Mozilla: Use-after-free in TypeObject (MFSA 2014-30)
IAVA: 2014-A-0043

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the TypeObject class in the JavaScript engine in Mozilla Firefox before 28.0, Firefox ESR 24.x before 24.4, Thunderbird before 24.4, and SeaMonkey before 2.25 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by triggering extensive memory consumption while garbage collection is occurring, as demonstrated by improper handling of BumpChunk objects.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1512 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:0316 March 19, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:0316 March 19, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2014:0310 March 18, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2014:0310 March 18, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:0316 March 19, 2014

External References

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-30.html

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Security research firm VUPEN as the original reporter of this issue.

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