CVE-2005-4134

NameCVE-2005-4134
DescriptionMozilla Firefox 1.5, Netscape 8.0.4 and 7.2, and K-Meleon before 0.9.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and delayed application startup) via a web site with a large title, which is recorded in history.dat but not processed efficiently during startup. NOTE: despite initial reports, the Mozilla vendor does not believe that this issue can be used to trigger a crash or buffer overflow in Firefox. Also, it has been independently reported that Netscape 8.1 does not have this issue.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1044-1, DSA-1046-1, DSA-1051-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid48.0-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.2-2unimportant
mozillasource(unstable)2:1.7.13-0.1unimportant
mozillasourcesarge2:1.7.8-1sarge5mediumDSA-1046-1
mozilla-firefoxsourcesarge1.0.4-2sarge6mediumDSA-1044-1
mozilla-thunderbirdsourcesarge1.0.2-2.sarge1.0.8unimportant

Notes

Not exploitable beyond a sluggish browser startup, see
http://web.archive.org/web/20141206010602/https://www.mozilla.org/security/history-title.html

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