CVE-2016-5275

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2016-09-20
Bugzilla:
1377667: CVE-2016-5275 Mozilla: global-buffer-overflow in mozilla::gfx::FilterSupport::ComputeSourceNeededRegions (MFSA 2016-85)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the mozilla::gfx::FilterSupport::ComputeSourceNeededRegions function in Mozilla Firefox before 49.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by leveraging improper interaction between empty filters and CANVAS element rendering.

Find out more about CVE-2016-5275 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 firefox Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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