Bug 143994 - CAN-2004-1316 buffer overflow in mozilla
CAN-2004-1316 buffer overflow in mozilla
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-01-03 10:20 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-13 08:38:53 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-01-03 10:20:42 EST
As reported on secunia

Maurycy Prodeus has reported a vulnerability in Mozilla, which can be exploited
by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially
compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the
"MSG_UnEscapeSearchUrl()" function in "nsNNTPProtocol.cpp" when processing NNTP
URIs. This can be exploited via e.g. a malicious web site to cause a heap-based
buffer overflow when referencing a specially crafted, overly long "news://" URI.

Successful exploitation crashes the application, but may potentially allow
execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 1.7.3 and prior.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-01-03 10:23:11 EST
This issue should also affect RHEL2.
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-01-04 07:27:28 EST
This appears to be the upstream fix for this issue.

Comment 3 Christopher Blizzard 2005-01-04 13:15:59 EST
Over to caillon.
Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2005-01-13 08:38:53 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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