Bug 143996 - CAN-2004-1316 buffer overflow in mozilla
CAN-2004-1316 buffer overflow in mozilla
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-01-03 10:26 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-28 16:35:28 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-01-03 10:26:50 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 10:28:38 EST
This issue should also affect FC2
Comment 2 Christopher Blizzard 2005-01-04 13:16:30 EST
Over to caillon.
Comment 3 Christopher Aillon 2005-04-28 16:35:28 EDT
Fixed in latest mozilla release version.

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