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.
This vulnerability was reported by Georgi Guninski.
This document was written by Damon Morda.
|Date First Published:||2004-09-17|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-09-17 18:08 UTC|