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(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Use-After-Free Memory Error in SVG Animation Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037389
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037389
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-9079   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 5 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. Mozilla Thunderbird is affected.

A remote user can create specially crafted JavaScript that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error in SVG Animation and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited against Firefox and the Tor Browser on Windows-based systems.

Exploit code is available at:

https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2016-November/042639.html

Obscured Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create JavaScript content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird.

The Oracle Linux advisory is available at:

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2016-2850.html

Vendor URL:  linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2016-2850.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Oracle)
Underlying OS Comments:  6, 7

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 30 2016 Mozilla Firefox Use-After-Free Memory Error in SVG Animation Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [El-errata] ELSA-2016-2850 Important: Oracle Linux 7 thunderbird security update

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2016-2850

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2016-2850.html

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:

x86_64:
thunderbird-45.5.1-1.0.1.el7_3.x86_64.rpm


SRPMS:
http://oss.oracle.com/ol7/SRPMS-updates/thunderbird-45.5.1-1.0.1.el7_3.src.rpm



Description of changes:

[45.5.1-1.0.1]
- Replaced thunderbird-redhat-default-prefs.js with 
thunderbird-oracle-default-prefs.js

[45.5.1-1]
- Update to 45.5.1


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