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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
Mozilla Firefox SOCKS5 DNS Name Length Error Lets Remote Users Corrupt Data
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022665
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022665
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2470   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 5 2009
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0 prior to 3.0.12, 3.5 prior to 3.5.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Mozilla Firefox. A remote user can cause data corruption.

A remote SOCKS5 proxy can return a reply with a DNS name longer than 15 characters to cause the subsequent data stream to be corrupted.

Andrej Andolsek reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause data corruption.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.12, 3.5.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-38.html

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2009/mfsa2009-38.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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