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Mozilla Firefox History File Buffer Overflow

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1619

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Netscape 8.0.4 and 7.2 and K-Meleon before 0.9.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and delayed application startup) via a web site with a large title which is recorded in history.dat but not processed efficiently during startup. NOTE: despite initial reports the Mozilla vendor does not believe that this issue can be used to trigger a crash or buffer overflow in Firefox. Also it has been independently reported that Netscape 8.1 does not have this issue.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows NT
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-4134
Product(s):
  • mozilla
  • Mozilla Firefox