CVE-2016-9899

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2016-12-14
Bugzilla:
1404083: CVE-2016-9899 Mozilla: Use-after-free while manipulating DOM events and audio elements (MFSA 2016-94, MFSA 2016-95)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free while manipulating DOM events and removing audio elements due to errors in the handling of node adoption. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 50.1, Firefox ESR < 45.6, and Thunderbird < 45.6.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9899 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 7 (firefox) RHSA-2016:2946 2016-12-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:2973 2016-12-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:2973 2016-12-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2016:2946 2016-12-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2016:2946 2016-12-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:2973 2016-12-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:2973 2016-12-21

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue.

External References

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