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Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion')

CVE-2019-9813

Severity High
Score 8.8/10

Summary

Incorrect handling of __proto__ mutations may lead to type confusion in IonMonkey JIT code and can be leveraged for arbitrary memory read and write. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 66.0.1, Firefox ESR < 60.6.1, and Thunderbird < 60.6.1.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-843 - Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion')

The program allocates or initializes a resource such as a pointer, object, or variable using one type, but it later accesses that resource using a type that is incompatible with the original type.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published