Bug 149876 - CAN-2005-0255 Memory overwrite in string library
CAN-2005-0255 Memory overwrite in string library
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
4.0
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
public=20050228,impact=important
: Security
: 149935 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-02-28 11:01 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-01 14:02:01 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-02-28 11:01:08 EST
Daniel de Wildt discovered a memory handling flaw in Mozilla string classes that
could overwrite memory at a fixed location if reallocation fails during string
growth. This could theoretically lead to arbitrary code execution.

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=200&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=true
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-02-28 16:06:54 EST
*** Bug 149935 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-03-01 14:02:02 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.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-176.html

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