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mozilla -- heap overflow in NNTP handler

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

FreeBSD Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to the system as announced in the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The following packages are affected: de-netscape7 fr-netscape7 ja-netscape7 netscape7 pt_BR-netscape7 mozilla-gtk1 linux-mozilla linux-mozilla-devel mozilla de-linux-netscape fr-linux-netscape ja-linux-netscape linux-netscape mozilla+ipv6 mozilla-embedded mozilla-gtk2 mozilla-gtk CVE-2004-1316 Heap-based buffer overflow in MSG_UnEscapeSearchUrl in nsNNTPProtocol.cpp for Mozilla 1.7.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an NNTP URL (news:) with a trailing '\' (backslash) character, which prevents a string from being NULL terminated.

Solution

Solution

Update your system with the appropriate patches or software upgrades. http://isec.pl/vulnerabilities/isec-0020-mozilla.txt http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=110436284718949 http://www.vuxml.org/freebsd/3fbf9db2-658b-11d9-abad-000a95bc6fae.html

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