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CVE-2005-0255 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-10.xml Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-30.xml Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=200&type=vulnerabilities Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-18.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_16_mozilla_firefox.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_04_25.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-176.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-277.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-337.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12659
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A100040
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9111

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:mozilla:1.7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:thunderbird:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-0255
NVD Published Date:
05/02/2005
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017