CVE-2017-7779

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2017-08-08
CWE:
CWE-119
Bugzilla:
1479191: CVE-2017-7779 Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 55 and Firefox ESR 52.3 (MFSA 2017-19)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Memory safety bugs were reported in Firefox 54, Firefox ESR 52.2, and Thunderbird 52.2. 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 Thunderbird < 52.3, Firefox ESR < 52.3, and Firefox < 55.

Find out more about CVE-2017-7779 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 8.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2017:2456 2017-08-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2017:2534 2017-08-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2017:2456 2017-08-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2017:2534 2017-08-24

Acknowledgements

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

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