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oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100052

Heap-based buffer overflow in MSG_UnEscapeSearchUrl in nsNNTPProtocol.cpp for Mozilla 1.7.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an NNTP URL (news:) with a trailing '\' (backslash) character which prevents a string from being NULL terminated.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows NT
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-1316
Product(s):
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • mozilla