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MFSA2013-97 Thunderbird: Writing to cycle collected object during image decoding (CVE-2013-5596)

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MFSA2013-97 Thunderbird: Writing to cycle collected object during image decoding (CVE-2013-5596)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/29/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2013
Modified
04/05/2017

Description

The cycle collection (CC) implementation in Mozilla Firefox before 25.0, Firefox ESR 24.x before 24.1, Thunderbird before 24.1, and SeaMonkey before 2.22 does not properly determine the thread for release of an image object, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (race condition and application crash) via a large HTML document containing IMG elements, as demonstrated by the Never-Ending Reddit on reddit.com.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-thunderbird-upgrade-24_1

References

  • mozilla-thunderbird-upgrade-24_1

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