Bug 1617509 (CVE-2005-0255) - CVE-2005-0255 security flaw
Summary: CVE-2005-0255 security flaw
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: CVE-2005-0255
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
high
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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URL:
Whiteboard: impact=important,public=20050228,repo...
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-08-16 03:53 UTC by Stephen Herr
Modified: 2019-06-13 19:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-08-16 03:53:42 UTC


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Description Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 03:53:35 UTC
Flaw bug created to hold information about an old flaw we knew something about. For more details see the MITRE CVE description.

Comment 1 Stephen Herr 2018-08-16 16:10:32 UTC
MITRE description:

String handling functions in Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.0, and Thunderbird before 1.0.2, such as the nsTSubstring_CharT::Replace function, do not properly check the return values of other functions that resize the string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code by forcing an out-of-memory state that causes a reallocation to fail and return a pointer to a fixed address, which leads to heap corruption.


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