CVE-2019-9815

NameCVE-2019-9815
DescriptionIf hyperthreading is not disabled, a timing attack vulnerability exists, similar to previous Spectre attacks. Apple has shipped macOS 10.14.5 with an option to disable hyperthreading in applications running untrusted code in a thread through a new sysctl. Firefox now makes use of it on the main thread and any worker threads. *Note: users need to update to macOS 10.14.5 in order to take advantage of this change.*. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60.7, Firefox < 67, and Firefox ESR < 60.7.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid128.0.2-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)bullseye115.12.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)115.13.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm115.12.0esr-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)115.13.0esr-1~deb12u1fixed
trixie115.12.0esr-1fixed
sid115.13.0esr-2fixed
thunderbird (PTS)bullseye1:115.12.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1:115.13.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm1:115.12.0-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)1:115.13.0-1~deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie1:115.13.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)(not affected)
firefox-esrsource(unstable)(not affected)
thunderbirdsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- firefox <not-affected> (MacOS-specific)
- firefox-esr <not-affected> (MacOS-specific)
- thunderbird <not-affected> (MacOS-specific)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-13/#CVE-2019-9815
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-14/#CVE-2019-9815
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-15/#CVE-2019-9815

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