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[Bug 131761] Buffer Overflow in Geck/Netscape 5.0/6.0?
From: "Jonathan A. Zdziarski" <jonathan () networkdweebs com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 09:01:25 -0500

It looks like this bug was fixed in 0.9.6, and hasn't made its way into
the Netscape build yet, and RedHat appears to still be distributing the
older browser.  The 0.9.6 fix:


Netscape does not feel that this is a security hole, as the junk being
outputted is only pointing to a freed memory buffer.  The worse that
they feel could happen is that it could cause the browser to crash and
possibly spill some contents from the freed memory, but it should not be
possible to execute any code by placing data in the right place.

Future versions of Netscape should automatically be patched as soon as
they build with a version of Mozilla >=0.9.6

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