CVE-2016-1953

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2016-03-08
Bugzilla:
1315567: CVE-2016-1953 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:45.0) (MFSA 2016-16)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 45.0 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to js/src/jit/arm/Assembler-arm.cpp, and unknown other vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2016-1953 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the version of firefox and thunderbird as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7.

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

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 6.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 firefox Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Carsten Book, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Andrew McCreight, Daniel Holbert, Gian-Carlo Pascutto, Tyson Smith, Andrea Marchesini, and Jukka Jylänki as the original reporters.

External References

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