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Mozilla Firefox GIF Parsing Buffer Overflow

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Mozilla Firefox GIF Parsing Buffer Overflow

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/02/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/28/2005
Modified
05/23/2019

Description

Certain versions of Mozilla Firefox ship with a flawed implementation of the GIF picture parser. As a result, a malicious web page can use a malformed GIF picture to overflow a buffer on the heap and execute arbitrary code under the privileges of the Firefox process.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-1_0_2
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-latest

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