CVE-2016-5280

NameCVE-2016-5280
DescriptionUse-after-free vulnerability in the mozilla::nsTextNodeDirectionalityMap::RemoveElementFromMap function in Mozilla Firefox before 49.0 and Firefox ESR 45.x before 45.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via bidirectional text.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-636-1, DSA-3674-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid56.0-2fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)wheezy (security)52.4.0esr-2~deb7u1fixed
jessie45.9.0esr-1~deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)52.4.0esr-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch52.4.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster, sid52.4.0esr-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)49.0-1high
firefox-esrsource(unstable)45.4.0esr-1high
firefox-esrsourcejessie45.4.0esr-1~deb8u2highDSA-3674-1
firefox-esrsourcewheezy45.4.0esr-1~deb7u1highDLA-636-1

Notes

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-86/
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-87/

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