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Mozilla Highly Critical Vulnerability


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Secunia (http://secunia.com/advisories/13687/)writes

Maurycy Prodeus has reported a vulnerability in Mozilla, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.


The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the "MSG_UnEscapeSearchUrl()" function in "nsNNTPProtocol.cpp" when processing NNTP URIs. This can be exploited via e.g. a malicious web site to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when referencing a specially crafted, overly long "news://" URI.


Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.


The vulnerability has been reported in version 1.7.3 and prior.



Update to version 1.7.5.


Please note: This affects Mozilla not Firefox as far as I can tell.

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