CVE-2017-5398

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2017-03-07
Bugzilla:
1429786: CVE-2017-5398 Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 52 and Firefox ESR 45.8 (MFSA 2017-06)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Memory safety bugs were reported in Thunderbird 45.7. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort that some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 52, Firefox ESR < 45.8, Thunderbird < 52, and Thunderbird < 45.8.

Find out more about CVE-2017-5398 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 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2017:0498 2017-03-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2017:0498 2017-03-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2017:0459 2017-03-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2017:0498 2017-03-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2017:0459 2017-03-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2017:0461 2017-03-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2017:0498 2017-03-14

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Boris Zbarsky, Christian Holler, Honza Bambas, Jon Coppeard, Randell Jesup, André Bargull, Kan-Ru Chen, and Nathan Froyd as the original reporters.

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