CVE-2019-9790

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2019-03-20
CWE:
CWE-416
Bugzilla:
1690675: CVE-2019-9790 Mozilla: Use-after-free when removing in-use DOM elements

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

A use-after-free vulnerability can occur when a raw pointer to a DOM element on a page is obtained using JavaScript and the element is then removed while still in use. This results in a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.6, Firefox ESR < 60.6, and Firefox < 66.

Find out more about CVE-2019-9790 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-2019:0680 2019-03-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2019:0623 2019-03-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:0681 2019-03-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2019:0622 2019-03-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (thunderbird) RHSA-2019:1144 2019-05-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (firefox) RHSA-2019:0966 2019-05-07

Acknowledgements

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

External References

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