DescriptionString 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.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
- SUSE-SA:2005:016, published Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:00:00 +0000
- SUSE-SA:2006:022, published Tue, 25 Apr 2006 15:00:00 +0000
List of released packages
|Product(s)||Fixed package version(s)||References|
|Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86 |
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
YOU Patch Nr: 9954
|SUSE LINUX 10.0 |
SUSE LINUX 9.2
SUSE LINUX 9.3
|SUSE LINUX 9.1 for IA32 |
SUSE LINUX 9.1 for x86-64