Possible Buffer Overflow Bug in Firefox v1.5

Posted by Dan on Dec 8, 2005 @ 10:34 AM

John Dowdell posted about a possible buffer overflow bug in Firefox v1.5.

I'm not sure why you wouldn't cap the document.title object at 256 or 1024 characters. There's really no reason why you should be able to dump that many chars into that property anyway.

So, if you find Firefox v1.5 is crashing everytime you start the application, try deleting your history.dat. Actually, I'd recommend renaming it to history.bak that way you don't lose everything if it doesn't fix the problem.

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