mozilla-firefox -- buffer overflow

2005-10-02T00:00:00
ID DSA-837
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-10-02T00:00:00

Description

Tom Ferris discovered a bug in the IDN hostname handling of Mozilla Firefox, which is also present in the other browsers from the same family that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a hostname with dashes.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.4-2sarge4.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.6-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your mozilla-firefox package.