CVE-2018-5178

NameCVE-2018-5178
DescriptionA buffer overflow was found during UTF8 to Unicode string conversion within JavaScript with extremely large amounts of data. This vulnerability requires the use of a malicious or vulnerable legacy extension in order to occur. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird ESR < 52.8, Thunderbird < 52.8, and Firefox ESR < 52.8.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1376-1, DLA-1382-1, DSA-4199-1, DSA-4209-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox-esr (PTS)stretch68.10.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)78.4.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster68.12.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)78.4.0esr-1~deb10u2fixed
bullseye78.3.0esr-2fixed
sid78.4.0esr-2fixed
thunderbird (PTS)stretch1:68.10.0-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)1:78.3.1-2~deb9u1fixed
buster1:68.12.0-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)1:78.3.1-2~deb10u2fixed
bullseye1:68.12.0-1fixed
sid1:78.4.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefox-esrsourcewheezy52.8.0esr-1~deb7u1DLA-1376-1
firefox-esrsourcejessie52.8.0esr-1~deb8u1DSA-4199-1
firefox-esrsourcestretch52.8.0esr-1~deb9u1DSA-4199-1
firefox-esrsource(unstable)52.8.0esr-1
thunderbirdsourcewheezy1:52.8.0-1~deb7u1DLA-1382-1
thunderbirdsourcejessie1:52.8.0-1~deb8u1DSA-4209-1
thunderbirdsourcestretch1:52.8.0-1~deb9u1DSA-4209-1
thunderbirdsource(unstable)1:52.8.0-1

Notes

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-12/#CVE-2018-5178
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-13/#CVE-2018-5178

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