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CVE-2005-2871

Impact: Critical
Public: 2005-09-09

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the International Domain Name (IDN) support in Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 and earlier, and Netscape 8.0.3.3 and 7.2, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a hostname with all "soft" hyphens (character 0xAD), which is not properly handled by the NormalizeIDN call in nsStandardURL::BuildNormalizedSpec.

Find out more about CVE-2005-2871 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (mozilla) RHSA-2005:769 September 10, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (mozilla) RHSA-2005:769 September 10, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2005:768 September 09, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (mozilla) RHSA-2005:769 September 10, 2005
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2005:791 October 06, 2005

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