CVE-2016-2808

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-04-26
Bugzilla:
1330286: CVE-2016-2808 Mozilla: Write to invalid HashMap entry through JavaScript.watch() (MFSA 2016-47)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The watch implementation in the JavaScript engine in Mozilla Firefox before 46.0, Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.8, and Firefox ESR 45.x before 45.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (generation-count overflow, out-of-bounds HashMap write access, and application crash) via a crafted web site.

Find out more about CVE-2016-2808 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
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 5 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0695 2016-04-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0695 2016-04-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0695 2016-04-26

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges CESG (the Information Security Arm of GCHQ) as the original reporter.

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