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Netscape 'select()' Object Denial Of Service Vulnerability (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Wont Fix

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Netscape browser and is prone to Denial of Service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

Error occurs while calling the 'select()' method with a large integer that results in continuous allocation of x+n bytes of memory exhausting memory after a while.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Netscape version 6 and 8 on Windows

Solution

Solution

No known solution was made available for at least one year since the disclosure of this vulnerability. Likely none will be provided anymore. General solution options are to upgrade to a newer release, disable respective features, remove the product or replace the product by another one.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)