CVE-2018-18501

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2019-01-29
CWE:
CWE-120
Bugzilla:
1670632: CVE-2018-18501 Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 65 and Firefox ESR 60.5

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla developers and community members reported memory safety bugs present in Firefox 64 and Firefox ESR 60.4. 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 < 60.5, Firefox ESR < 60.5, and Firefox < 65.

Find out more about CVE-2018-18501 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 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:0270 2019-02-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:0269 2019-02-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2019:0219 2019-01-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2019:0218 2019-01-30

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 Alex Gaynor, Christoph Diehl, Steven Crane, Jason Kratzer, Gary Kwong, and Christian Holler as the original reporters.

External References

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