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Mozilla "send page" feature contains a buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#327560

Original Release Date: 2004-09-17 | Last Revised: 2004-09-17


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.

Vendor Information


Mozilla Affected

Updated:  September 16, 2004



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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This vulnerability was reported by Georgi Guninski.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 5.74
Date Public: 2004-09-04
Date First Published: 2004-09-17
Date Last Updated: 2004-09-17 18:08 UTC
Document Revision: 13

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