Mozilla

Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2006-49

Heap buffer overwrite on malformed VCard

Announced
July 25, 2006
Reporter
Daniel Veditz (Mozilla)
Impact
Critical
Products
SeaMonkey, Thunderbird
Fixed in
  • SeaMonkey 1.0.3
  • Thunderbird 1.5.0.5

Description

A VCard attachment with a malformed base64 field (such as a photo) can trigger a heap buffer overwrite. These have proven exploitable in the past, though in this case the overwrite is accompanied by an integer underflow that would attempt to copy more data than the typical machine has, leading to a crash.

Workaround

Turn off the in-line display of attachments and do not click on or open VCard attachments until you upgrade to a fixed version.

References

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=339740
CVE-2006-3804