Upstream information

CVE-2005-0255 at 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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 67168 [RESOLVED], 74445 [RESOLVED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
  • MozillaFirefox >= 1.0.1-9.1
  • MozillaFirefox-translations >= 1.0.1-9.1
Builds
YOU Patch Nr: 9954
SUSE LINUX 10.0
SUSE LINUX 9.2
SUSE LINUX 9.3
  • MozillaThunderbird >= 1.0.8-0.2
SUSE LINUX 9.1 for IA32
SUSE LINUX 9.1 for x86-64
  • MozillaThunderbird >= 1.0.8-0.1