Upstream information

CVE-2008-0017 at MITRE


The http-index-format MIME type parser (nsDirIndexParser) in Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4, Firefox 2.x before, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13 does not check for an allocation failure, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HTTP index response with a crafted 200 header, which triggers memory corruption and a buffer overflow.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having critical severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 9.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 439841 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 445573 [RESOLVED / DUPLICATE]

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