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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Mozilla Thunderbird Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix for Mozilla Thunderbird) Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041883
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041883
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-12385   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 16 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A user can cause denial of service conditions. Mozilla Thunderbird is affected.

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:   Ubuntu has issued a fix for Mozilla Thunderbird.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3793-1

Vendor URL:  usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3793-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Sep 23 2018 Mozilla Firefox Lets Users Cause the Target User's Browser to Crash



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