Intrusion Prevention

Multiple.Browsers.Domain.Name.Remote.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates a possible exploit of a buffer overflow attack against a Web browser.
The Mozilla/Netscape/Firefox web browsers are vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack due to a lack of input validation when handling a malformed URI. This can lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a denial of service condition.

Affected Products

Netscape Netscape 7.2
Netscape Browser 8.0.3.3
Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 beta 1 and earlier versions.
Mozilla Browser 1.7.11 and earlier versions.

Impact

System compromise.
Denial of Service.

Recommended Actions

Apply the appropriate patch from the vendor or upgrade to a non-vulnerable version.

CVE References

CVE-2005-2871