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Mozilla Mail vulnerable to buffer overflow via "writeGroup()" function in "nsVCardObj.cpp"

Vulnerability Note VU#414240

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

Overview

Mozilla Mail contains a vulnerability in the display routines for VCards. By sending an email message with a crafted VCard, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the victim's machine with the privileges of the current user.

Description

Mozilla Mail contains a stack overflow vulnerability in the display routines for VCards. By sending an email message with a crafted VCard, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the victim's machine with the privileges of the current user. This can be exploited in the preview mode as well.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the victim's machine with the privileges of the current user.

Solution

This vulnerability is resolved in Firefox Preview Release, Mozilla 1.7.3, and Thunderbird 0.8.

Until a patch or upgrade can be performed, Mozilla recommends the following workaround; Disable in-line display of attachments, don't open VCard attachments.

Vendor Information

414240
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mozilla

Updated:  September 17, 2004

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

This vulnerability is resolved in Firefox Preview Release, Mozilla 1.7.3, and Thunderbird 0.8.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Georgi Guninski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 32.40
Date Public: 2004-09-14
Date First Published: 2004-09-17
Date Last Updated: 2004-09-17 18:03 UTC
Document Revision: 8

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