CVE-2018-12385

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2018-09-21
CWE:
CWE-20->CWE-119
Bugzilla:
1632062: CVE-2018-12385 Mozilla: Crash in TransportSecurityInfo due to cached data

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

A potentially exploitable crash in TransportSecurityInfo used for SSL can be triggered by data stored in the local cache in the user profile directory. This issue is only exploitable in combination with another vulnerability allowing an attacker to write data into the local cache or from locally installed malware. This issue also triggers a non-exploitable startup crash for users switching between the Nightly and Release versions of Firefox if the same profile is used. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.2.1, Firefox ESR < 60.2.1, and Firefox < 62.0.2.

Find out more about CVE-2018-12385 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This flaw cannot be exploited through email in Thunderbird as scripting is disabled in this for email content. It may be possible to exploit through Feeds (Atom or RSS) or other browser-like contexts.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.1
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2018:3458 2018-11-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2018:2835 2018-09-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2018:2834 2018-09-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2018:3403 2018-10-30

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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