CVE-2016-1966

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-03-08
Bugzilla:
1315778: CVE-2016-1966 Mozilla: Memory corruption with malicious NPAPI plugin (MFSA 2016-31)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The nsNPObjWrapper::GetNewOrUsed function in dom/plugins/base/nsJSNPRuntime.cpp in Mozilla Firefox before 45.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.7 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (invalid pointer dereference and memory corruption) via a crafted NPAPI plugin.

Find out more about CVE-2016-1966 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 (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 the UK Communications Electronics Security Group of the GCHQ as the original reporter.

External References

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