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SV: Rendering binary file as HTML makes Mozilla Firefox stop responding or crash
From: "Peter Kruse" <kruse () krusesecurity dk>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 19:37:01 +0200

Hi Bipin,

It's not rated as a serious risk, is it?  Simply a DoS.

This is not sorely related to trivial memory consumption, neither. The
scenario you're descriping has been around for ages and is related to system
resources. This is not.

Peter Kruse

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Fra: bipin gautam [mailto:visitbipin () yahoo com]
Sendt: 26. oktober 2004 19:09
Til: pkr () csis dk
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Emne: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Rendering binary file as HTML makes Mozilla
Firefox stop responding or crash

ya i've been seeing this behavior since a long time...
but i don't think there is anything serious. Firefox
only slows down (using 100% cpu) if you are using a
slow PC. And after the binary file have been completed
loded. Everything works normal......

frankly,  there are lot of such similar bugs. If you
open multiple windows and multiple tabs at once,
firefox locks/reservs the memory (pagefile) that its
using even when some of the tabs are closed. You have
to restart mozilla (close all the open windows) to
free the memory.

huh, nothing serious isn't it......


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