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HP-UX: CVE-2005-2871: Mozilla IDN heap overrun using soft-hyphens

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HP-UX: CVE-2005-2871: Mozilla IDN heap overrun using soft-hyphens

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/09/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/11/2017
Modified
09/12/2017

Description

Buffer overflow in the International Domain Name (IDN) support in Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 and earlier, and Netscape 8.0.3.3 and 7.2, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a hostname with all "soft" hyphens (character 0xAD), which is not properly handled by the NormalizeIDN call in nsStandardURL::BuildNormalizedSpec.

Solution(s)

  • hpux-cve-2005-2871

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