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Use After Free


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Use-after-free vulnerability in the nsRefreshDriver::Tick function in Mozilla Firefox before 49.0, Firefox ESR 45.x before 45.4, and Thunderbird < 45.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) by leveraging improper interaction between timeline destruction and the Web Animations model implementation.

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CWE-416 - Use After Free

Use-after-free (UaF) vulnerability occurs when the application is using a pointer to memory that has been freed. Any attempt to read/write to a buffer after it is de-allocated allows memory corruption, sensitive information exposure, and can potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published