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CVE-2016-5254 Detail

Current Description

Use-after-free vulnerability in the nsXULPopupManager::KeyDown function in Mozilla Firefox before 48.0 and Firefox ESR 45.x before 45.3 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) by leveraging keyboard access to use the Alt key during selection of top-level menu items.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00004.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00029.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1551.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3640
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-70.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinjul2016-3090544.html Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92261
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036508
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3044-1
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1266963 Issue Tracking Permissions Required
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-15

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
47.0.1
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:45.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:45.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:45.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox_esr:45.3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:oracle:linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5254
NVD Published Date:
08/04/2016
NVD Last Modified:
08/15/2017