CVE Database

CVE-2014-1538

Impact: Critical
Public: 2014-06-10
CWE: CWE-416, CWE-119
Bugzilla: 1107421: CVE-2014-1538 Mozilla: Use-after-free and out of bounds issues found using Address Sanitizer (MFSA 2014-49)
IAVA: 2014-A-0082

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the nsTextEditRules::CreateMozBR function in Mozilla Firefox before 30.0, Firefox ESR 24.x before 24.6, and Thunderbird before 24.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1538 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-2014:0742 June 10, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:0742 June 10, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2014:0741 June 10, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (firefox) RHSA-2014:0741 June 10, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:0742 June 10, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (firefox) RHSA-2014:0741 June 10, 2014

External References

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-49.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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