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Mozilla Firefox String Buffer Overflow

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Mozilla Firefox String Buffer Overflow

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/02/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/28/2005
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

String handling functions in Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.0, and Thunderbird before 1.0.2, such as the nsTSubstring_CharT::Replace function, do not properly check the return values of other functions that resize the string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code by forcing an out-of-memory state that causes a reallocation to fail and return a pointer to a fixed address, which leads to heap corruption.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-1_0_1
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-latest

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