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Mozilla improper CVE assignment, does not conform to CNA rules


We see this from time-to-time across many CNAs. I don't know if this has happened with Mozilla in the past, and I don't have time to dig into my notes. But with one of today's Mozilla advisories, they assigned a single new CVE ID to represent three other distinct issues in third-party code, that already had CVE IDs. They even go so far as to quote the prior IDs.

If this is not the case, then it certainly is confusing to Mozilla consumers and CVE stakeholders.




CVE-2017-5437: Vulnerabilities in Libevent library


Three vulnerabilities were reported in the Libevent library that allow for out-of-bounds reads and denial of service (DoS) attacks: CVE-2016-10195, CVE-2016-10196, and CVE-2016-10197. These were fixed in the Libevent library and these changes were ported to Mozilla code.

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