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CVE-2008-0017

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

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977 2008-11-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977 2008-11-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (yelp) RHSA-2008:0978 2008-11-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (nss) RHSA-2008:0978 2008-11-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0977 2008-11-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 devhelp 0.12-20.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 yelp 2.16.0-22.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 nss 3.12.1.1-3.el5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 nss 3.12.1.1-3.el4 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 xulrunner 1.9.0.4-1.el5 Fixed

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