ID CVE-2005-0255
Summary String handling functions in Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.0, and Thunderbird before 1.0.2, such as the nsTSubstring_CharT::Replace function, do not properly check the return values of other functions that resize the string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code by forcing an out-of-memory state that causes a reallocation to fail and return a pointer to a fixed address, which leads to heap corruption.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 11-10-2017 - 01:29)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE NVD-CWE-Other
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
oval via4
  • accepted 2007-05-09T16:10:42.708-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Robert L. Hollis
      organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
    • name Matthew Wojcik
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Jonathan Baker
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    description String handling functions in Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.0, and Thunderbird before 1.0.2, such as the nsTSubstring_CharT::Replace function, do not properly check the return values of other functions that resize the string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code by forcing an out-of-memory state that causes a reallocation to fail and return a pointer to a fixed address, which leads to heap corruption.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100040
    status accepted
    submitted 2005-08-16T12:00:00.000-04:00
    title Mozilla String Library Memory Overwrite Vulnerability
    version 6
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:18:16.793-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Aharon Chernin
      organization SCAP.com, LLC
    • name Dragos Prisaca
      organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
    • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
    • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
    description String handling functions in Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.0, and Thunderbird before 1.0.2, such as the nsTSubstring_CharT::Replace function, do not properly check the return values of other functions that resize the string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code by forcing an out-of-memory state that causes a reallocation to fail and return a pointer to a fixed address, which leads to heap corruption.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9111
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title The TimeZone.getTimeZone method in Sun Java SE 5.0 before Update 22 and 6 before Update 17, and OpenJDK, allows remote attackers to determine the existence of local files via vectors related to handling of zoneinfo (aka tz) files, aka Bug Id 6824265.
    version 23
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2005:176
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2005:277
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2005:337
refmap via4
bid 12659
confirm http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-18.html
gentoo
  • GLSA-200503-10
  • GLSA-200503-30
idefense 20050228 Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Browser Out Of Memory Heap Corruption Design Error
secunia 19823
suse
  • SUSE-SA:2005:016
  • SUSE-SA:2006:022
Last major update 11-10-2017 - 01:29
Published 02-05-2005 - 04:00
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