Intrusion Prevention

Mozilla.UTF-8.URL.Stack.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer-overflow vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a crafted UTF-8 long URL. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted web page.

Affected Products

Mozilla Firefox before 2.0.0.17
SeaMonkey before 1.1.12.

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the following or later versions:
Firefox 2.0.0.17
Thunderbird 2.0.0.17
SeaMonkey 1.1.12.

CVE References

CVE-2008-0016