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InstallVersion.compareTo() DoS and Code Execution Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100008

Firefox before 1.0.5 Mozilla before 1.7.9 and Netscape 8.0.2 and 7.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (access violation and crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by calling InstallVersion.compareTo with an object instead of a string.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows NT
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-2265
Product(s):
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • mozilla