Vulnerability Note VU#327560

Mozilla "send page" feature contains a buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 17 Sep 2004 | Last revised: 17 Sep 2004


There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Mozilla "send page" feature that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Mozilla is an open-source web browser, email/newsgroup client, IRC client, and HTML editor available for a number of platforms including Microsoft Windows, Linux, and other UNIX platforms. The email client provides a "send page" feature that allows users to easily attach a web page to an email message and forward that page to a specified email address. There is a vulnerability in the way the "send page" feature handles overly long URLs that could trigger a buffer overflow condition.


By convincing a user to send a specially crafted URL using the "send page" feature, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with privileges of the vulnerable process.



Upgrade as specified by your vendor. This issue has been resolved in Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox Preview Release, and Thunderbird 0.8.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
MozillaAffected-16 Sep 2004
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This vulnerability was reported by Georgi Guninski.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 04 Sep 2004
  • Date First Published: 17 Sep 2004
  • Date Last Updated: 17 Sep 2004
  • Severity Metric: 5.74
  • Document Revision: 12


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