CVE Details

Release Date:2016-03-08


The nsScannerString::AppendUnicodeTo fynction in Mozilla Firefoxbefore 45.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.7 does not verify that memory allocation succeeds, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via crafted Unicode data in an HTML, XML, or SVG document.

See more information about CVE-2016-1974 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 5.1 Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: High
Authentication: None required Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: Partial

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 5 (firefox)ELSA-2016-03732016-03-09
Oracle Linux version 5 (thunderbird)ELSA-2016-04602016-03-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (firefox)ELSA-2016-03732016-03-09
Oracle Linux version 6 (thunderbird)ELSA-2016-04602016-03-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (firefox)ELSA-2016-03732016-03-09
Oracle Linux version 7 (thunderbird)ELSA-2016-04602016-03-16

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