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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041700
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041700
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-12385   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 23 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 62.0.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A user can cause denial of service conditions.

A user that can exploit a separate vulnerability and write to the local cache in the target user's profile directory can cause the browser to crash for target users switching between the Nightly and Release versions of the browser.

Philipp reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A user can cause denial of service conditions on the target user's browser.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (62.0.2).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-22/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2018-22/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 27 2018 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Sep 27 2018 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Sep 28 2018 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 7.
Oct 3 2018 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 18.04 LTS.
Oct 16 2018 (Ubuntu Issues Fix for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 18.04 LTS.
Nov 5 2018 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
Red Hat has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.



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