CVE-2014-1581

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2014-10-14
CWE:
CWE-416
Bugzilla:
1152363: CVE-2014-1581 Mozilla: Use-after-free interacting with text directionality (MFSA 2014-79)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in DirectionalityUtils.cpp in Mozilla Firefox before 33.0, Firefox ESR 31.x before 31.2, and Thunderbird 31.x before 31.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via text that is improperly handled during the interaction between directionality resolution and layout.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1581 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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 6 (firefox) RHSA-2014:1635 2014-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:1647 2014-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2014:1635 2014-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2014:1647 2014-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2014:1635 2014-10-15

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges regenrecht as the original reporter.

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