CVE-2018-12405

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2018-12-12
CWE:
CWE-120
Bugzilla:
1658397: CVE-2018-12405 Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 64 and Firefox ESR 60.4

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla developers and community members reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 63 and Firefox ESR 60.3. 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 < 60.4, Firefox ESR < 60.4, and Firefox < 64.

Find out more about CVE-2018-12405 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

In general, this flaw be exploited through email in the Thunderbird product because scripting is disabled when reading mail, but are potentially risks in browser or browser-like contexts.

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 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:0159 2019-01-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:0160 2019-01-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2018:3831 2018-12-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2018:3833 2018-12-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 firefox Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Christian Holler, Diego Calleja, Andrew McCreight, Jon Coppeard, Natalia Csoregi, Nicolas B. Pierron, and Tyson Smith as the original reporters.

External References

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