Skip to comments.U.S. CERT Cyber Security Alert SA04-261A Multiple vulnerabilities in Mozilla products
Posted on 09/17/2004 4:02:07 PM PDT by Stoat
Several vulnerabilities have been reported in the Mozilla web browser and derived products. More detailed information is available in the individual vulnerability notes:
VU#414240 - Mozilla Mail vulnerable to buffer overflow via writeGroup() function in nsVCardObj.cpp
Mozilla Mail contains a stack overflow vulnerability in the display routines for VCards. By sending an email message with a crafted VCard, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the victim's machine with the privileges of the current user. This can be exploited in the preview mode as well.
VU#847200 - Mozilla contains integer overflows in bitmap image decoder
A vulnerability in the way Mozilla and its derived programs handle certain bitmap images could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
VU#808216 - Mozilla contains heap overflow in UTF8 conversion of hostname portion of URLs
A vulnerability in the way Mozilla and its derived programs handle certain malformed URLs could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
VU#125776 - Multiple buffer overflows in Mozilla POP3 protocol handler
There are multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the Mozilla POP3 protocol handler that could allow a malicious POP3 server to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.
VU#327560 - Mozilla "send page" feature contains a buffer overflow vulnerability
There is a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Mozilla "send page" feature that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
VU#651928 - Mozilla allows arbitrary code execution via link dragging
A vulnerability affecting Mozilla web browsers may allow violation of cross-domain scripting policies and possibly execute code originating from a remote source.
from The Book of Mozilla, 3:31
(Red Letter Edition)
And I thought it was regarded as a more secure alternative to Explorer.
Well, you will notice that the vulnerabilities were fixed almost as soon as they were discovered.
If you have the code, you could fix them yourself if you like.
Mistakes can happen, but at least the architecture is not inherently insecure.
Its more secure because thre are far fewer users of it, not to mention its open source. That being said I have updated it.
Thanks for the post. Updated.
Ah, now we know what the geeks in Redmond write in their spare time, now that their stock options are tanking.
"Its more secure because thre are far fewer users of it"
Ah, I see you buy into the Microsoft FUD that MS software is only insecure because its popular.
Would you keep your Money in a bank that was robbed daily because the claim they were popular, while they never bother locking the vault door, or even having a vault in the first place?
Where did you get the idea that because something is popular it has to be a security sieve?
I'd really like to know - because that's Bill Gates' favorite excuse. But then, Bill has the honor of having the only browser that the Dept of Homeland Security recommends you NOT use:
My FireFox and Thunderbird are up to date! I'm saved!!!
Can you disprove it? You like using jingos to make a point too? Sorry but the fact remains that if Mozilla was the number one software we would all be bitching about security problems, popups and other annoyances. Not to mention since Mozilla is open source, its hard not to argue that since the coding is open that it is easier to crack and infect. So tell me again why its safer other than it has fewer users?
Seriously you cant buy the anti-argument that its simply the program and not the amount of users.
Question to you. If you were a hacker looking to cause great amount of damage to the internet, would you choose Opera? Mozilla or IE?
I am using Firebird 0.7. Which do I download. Mozilla, Firefox, or Thunderbird? I don't use the mail utility.
"I am using Firebird 0.7. Which do I download. Mozilla, Firefox, or Thunderbird? I don't use the mail utility."
If you don't use the mail and you want a fast, lean and mean browser, try Firefox; I love it to pieces :-)
But, but, but ... I thought this was impossible! They said that only Microsoft products have vulnerabilities and that I would become 50 pounds lighter, a foot taller, and my winkie would lengthen by 2 inches if I stopped using them!
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