CVE-2021-38498

NameCVE-2021-38498
DescriptionDuring process shutdown, a document could have caused a use-after-free of a languages service object, leading to memory corruption and a potentially exploitable crash. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 93, Thunderbird < 91.2, and Firefox ESR < 91.2.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid126.0-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)68.9.0esr-1~deb8u2fixed
stretch (security), stretch (lts), stretch91.11.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster91.12.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)115.11.0esr-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye115.7.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)115.11.0esr-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm115.7.0esr-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)115.11.0esr-1~deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie115.11.0esr-1fixed
thunderbird (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)1:68.9.0-1~deb8u2fixed
stretch (security), stretch (lts), stretch1:91.10.0-1~deb9u1fixed
buster1:91.12.0-1~deb10u1fixed
buster (security)1:115.11.0-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye1:115.7.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bullseye (security)1:115.11.0-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm1:115.7.0-1~deb12u1fixed
bookworm (security)1:115.11.0-1~deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie1:115.11.0-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)93.0-1
firefox-esrsource(unstable)(not affected)
thunderbirdsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Only affect Firefox 91 not in any supported suite in vulnerable version)
- thunderbird <not-affected> (Only affects Thunderbird 91 not in any supported suite in vulnerable version)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-43/#CVE-2021-38498
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-45/#CVE-2021-38498
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2021-47/#CVE-2021-38498

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