CVE-2016-2836

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2016-08-02
Bugzilla:
1361974: CVE-2016-2836 Mozilla: Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:45.3) (MFSA 2016-62)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox before 48.0 and Firefox ESR 45.x before 45.3 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to Http2Session::Shutdown and SpdySession31::Shutdown, and other vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2016-2836 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

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2016:1551 2016-08-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2016:1551 2016-08-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:1809 2016-09-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:1809 2016-09-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:1809 2016-09-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:1809 2016-09-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2016:1551 2016-08-03

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Carsten Book, Christian Holler, Gary Kwong, Jesse Ruderman, Andrew McCreight, Phil Ringnalda, and Philipp as the original reporters.

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