CVE-2005-0255

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Description

String handling functions in Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.0, and Thunderbird before 1.0.2, such as the nsTSubstring_CharT::Replace function, do not properly check the return values of other functions that resize the string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code by forcing an out-of-memory state that causes a reallocation to fail and return a pointer to a fixed address, which leads to heap corruption.

References

http://secunia.com/advisories/19823

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-10.xml

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-30.xml

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=200&type=vulnerabilities

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-18.html

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_16_mozilla_firefox.html

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_04_25.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-176.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-277.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-337.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12659

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A100040

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9111

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2005-05-02

Updated: 2017-10-11

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (13 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
20546Ubuntu 4.10 : mozilla-firefox vulnerabilities (USN-149-3)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
20082SUSE-SA:2005:016: Mozilla FirefoxNessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
17632GLSA-200503-32 : Mozilla Thunderbird: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
17628RHEL 4 : thunderbird (RHSA-2005:337)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
17619GLSA-200503-30 : Mozilla Suite: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
17604Mozilla Browser < 1.7.6 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
high
17276GLSA-200503-10 : Mozilla Firefox: Various vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
2671Mozilla Firefox < 1.7.6 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorWeb Clients
high
17270RHEL 4 : mozilla (RHSA-2005:277)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
17252RHEL 4 : firefox (RHSA-2005:176)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
2652Mozilla Firefox < 1.0.1 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorWeb Clients
high
17218Firefox < 1.0.1 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
high
801215Mozilla < 1.7.6 Multiple VulnerabilitiesLog Correlation EngineWeb Clients
high