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mozilla -- heap overflow in NNTP handler


Maurycy Prodeus reports a critical vulnerability in Mozilla-based browsers:

Mozilla browser supports NNTP urls. Remote side is able to trigger news:// connection to any server. I found a flaw in NNTP handling code which may cause heap overflow and allow remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on client machine.



portaudit: mozilla -- heap overflow in NNTP handler

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