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Thread: Netscape/Mozilla IRC Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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    Cool Netscape/Mozilla IRC Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

    Netscape and Mozilla crash when handling an exceptionally long request (32KB+) for a channel using the IRC protocol.

    This issue is most likely due to a buffer overflow condition, but it is not known whether this condition may be exploited to execute arbitrary attacker-supplied instructions.

    Mozilla is a freely available, open-source web browser. It runs on most Linux and Unix variants, as well as MacOS and Microsoft Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP operating systems. Netscape is another web-browser product which runs on the same platforms as Mozilla.

    Remote: Yes

    Exploit: A demonstration of how this may cause a denial of service to occur can be found at the following website:


    Source: http://www.xatrix.org/article1454.html

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    Netscape is Mozilla.
    Ah well...I\'m back on AntiOnline!

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