Heap-based buffer overflow in the ClearKey Content Decryption Module (CDM) in the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) API in Mozilla Firefox before 48.0 and Firefox ESR 45.x before 45.3 might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by providing a malformed video and leveraging a Gecko Media Plugin (GMP) sandbox bypass.
Published 2016-08-05 01:59:04
Updated 2019-12-27 16:08:56
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-2837

1.63%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 87 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-2837

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
6.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
2.8
3.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-2837

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-2837

Products affected by CVE-2016-2837

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