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Use After Free


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


When adding a range to an object in the DOM, it is possible to use "addRange" to add the range to an incorrect root object. This triggers a use-after-free, resulting in a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 52 and Thunderbird < 52.

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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

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