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CVE-2008-5017

Impact: Critical
Public: 2008-11-12
Bugzilla: 470883: CVE-2008-5017 Mozilla crash with evidence of memory corruption

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in xpcom/io/nsEscape.cpp in the browser engine in Mozilla Firefox 3.x before 3.0.4, Firefox 2.x before 2.0.0.18, Thunderbird 2.x before 2.0.0.18, and SeaMonkey 1.x before 1.1.13 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unknown vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5017 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0976 November 20, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0976 November 20, 2008
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 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0976 November 20, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0978 November 13, 2008

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