Mozilla zero-width non-joiner characters stack corruption

mozilla-zerowidthnonjoiner-stack-corruption (22375) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Mozilla Suite and Firefox could allow a remote attacker to corrupt the stack, caused by a vulnerability in the processing of Unicode sequences with zero-width on-joiner characters. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt the stack and cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Firefox:
Upgrade to the latest version of Firefox (1.0.7 or later), available from the Mozilla Firefox Download Web page. See References.

For Mozilla:
Upgrade to the latest version of Mozilla (1.7.12 or later), available from the Mozilla Suite Download Web page. See References.

For Red Hat Linux Firefox 4.0 (AS, ES, WS and Desktop):
Upgrade to the latest Firefox package (1.0.7-1.4.1 or later), as listed in RHSA-2005:785-9. See References.

For Red Hat Linux Mozilla:
Upgrade to the latest Mozilla package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2005:789-11 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Linux 2.1 AS, ES, WS and Advanced Workstation: 1.7.12-1.1.2.2 or later
Red Hat Linux 3.0 AS, ES, WS and Desktop: 1.7.12-1.1.3.2 or later
Red Hat Linux 4.0 AS, ES, WS and Desktop: 1.7.12-1.4.1 or later

For Red Hat Linux Thunderbird:
Refer to RHSA-2005:791-8 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (Thunderbird):
Refer to DSA-868-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (Mozilla):
Refer to DSA-866-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux (Firefox):
Refer to DSA-838-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2005-09-11 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-186-1, USN-186-2, USN-155-3 and USN-200-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE Security Announcement SUSE-SA:2005:058 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux LE2005 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.10
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.11
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.6
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.7
  • Mozilla Mozilla Suite 1.7.8
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell UnitedLinux 1.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux AS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
  • SuSE SuSE Linux OSS 10.0

Reported:

Sep 21, 2005

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