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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox Buffer Overflow in Loading 'history.dat' Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015328
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015328
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-4134   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 2 2006
Original Entry Date:  Dec 8 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a web page with a specially crafted (and very long) title. When the target user loads the page, the title will be saved to the 'history.dat' file. The next time the target user tries to open Firefox, a buffer overflow will be triggered and the browser will appear to hang.

The original report indicates that it may be possible to cause arbitrary code to be executed, but code execution is not confirmed in the report.

ZIPLOCK reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&type=security&ID=5494

The vendor disputes the extent of this claim. The vendor indicates that an affected browser may take a long time to load (up to a few minutes on a slow computer), but that it will not crash. The vendor also indicates that there is no evidence that arbitrary code execution is possible.

The vendor's response is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/history-title.html

Impact:   A remote user can prevent a target user's browser from being able to be loaded. A remote user may also be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

[Editor's note: The vendor disputes the extent of these claims.]

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.5.0.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2006-03.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 2 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Mozilla Firefox Buffer Overflow in Loading 'history.dat' Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Feb 2 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Mozilla Suite) Mozilla Firefox Buffer Overflow in Loading 'history.dat' Lets Remote Users Deny Service
The vendor has released a fix for Mozilla for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.



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