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Red Hat Security Advisory 2024-0023-03

Red Hat Security Advisory 2024-0023-03
Posted Jan 3, 2024
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2024-0023-03 - An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Telecommunications Update Service, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Update Services for SAP Solutions. Issues addressed include buffer overflow and use-after-free vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, overflow, vulnerability
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2023-6856
SHA-256 | 2cfa4c2c76369cc60a89d74506e7cb875048c9cfa01f1cf0f61b625d5ffa6be0

Red Hat Security Advisory 2024-0023-03

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: firefox security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2024:0023-03
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2024:0023
Issue date: 2024-01-02
Revision: 03
CVE Names: CVE-2023-6856


An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Telecommunications Update Service, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Update Services for SAP Solutions.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.


Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, designed for standards compliance, performance, and portability.

This update upgrades Firefox to version 115.6.0 ESR.

Security Fix(es):

* Mozilla: Heap-buffer-overflow affecting WebGL <code>DrawElementsInstanced</code> method with Mesa VM driver (CVE-2023-6856)

* Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 121, Firefox ESR 115.6, and Thunderbird 115.6 (CVE-2023-6864)

* Mozilla: Potential exposure of uninitialized data in <code>EncryptingOutputStream</code> (CVE-2023-6865)

* Mozilla: Symlinks may resolve to smaller than expected buffers (CVE-2023-6857)

* Mozilla: Heap buffer overflow in <code>nsTextFragment</code> (CVE-2023-6858)

* Mozilla: Use-after-free in PR_GetIdentitiesLayer (CVE-2023-6859)

* Mozilla: Potential sandbox escape due to <code>VideoBridge</code> lack of texture validation (CVE-2023-6860)

* Mozilla: Heap buffer overflow affected <code>nsWindow::PickerOpen(void)</code> in headless mode (CVE-2023-6861)

* Mozilla: Use-after-free in <code>nsDNSService</code> (CVE-2023-6862)

* Mozilla: Clickjacking permission prompts using the popup transition (CVE-2023-6867)

* Mozilla: Undefined behavior in <code>ShutdownObserver()</code> (CVE-2023-6863)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.







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