CVE-2016-1961

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2016-03-08
Bugzilla:
1315577: CVE-2016-1961 Mozilla: Use-after-free in SetBody (MFSA 2016-24)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the nsHTMLDocument::SetBody function in dom/html/nsHTMLDocument.cpp in Mozilla Firefox before 45.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by leveraging mishandling of a root element, aka ZDI-CAN-3574.

Find out more about CVE-2016-1961 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 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:0460 2016-03-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:0460 2016-03-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:0460 2016-03-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0373 2016-03-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0373 2016-03-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0373 2016-03-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:0460 2016-03-16

Acknowledgements

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

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