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MFSA2008-54 Firefox: Buffer overflow in http-index-format parser (CVE-2008-0017)

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MFSA2008-54 Firefox: Buffer overflow in http-index-format parser (CVE-2008-0017)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/13/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The http-index-format MIME type parser (nsDirIndexParser) in Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4, Firefox 2.x before 2.0.0.18, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13 does not check for an allocation failure, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HTTP index response with a crafted 200 header, which triggers memory corruption and a buffer overflow.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-2_0_0_18
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_0_4

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