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CVE-2008-0017

Impact: Critical
Public: 2008-11-12
Bugzilla: 470892: CVE-2008-0017 Mozilla buffer overflow in http-index-format parser

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The http-index-format MIME type parser (nsDirIndexParser) in Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4, Firefox 2.x before 2.0.0.18, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13 does not check for an allocation failure, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via an HTTP index response with a crafted 200 header, which triggers memory corruption and a buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2008-0017 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977 November 13, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977 November 13, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978 November 13, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977 November 13, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978 November 13, 2008

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