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Security: Buffer Overflow present in Netscape Communicator

Oct 26, 1998, 10:53 (0 Talkback[s])

If you are using the Unix version of Netscape's Communicator, you may be vulnerable to this exploit.

To protect yourself, follow these directions from http://www.netscape.com/products/security/resources/bugs/mimebufferoverflow.html

  1. In Communicator, select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. In the Preferences dialog box, select the Navigator category.
  3. Select Applications.
  4. On the Description list, select the * entry and handled by Plug-in: Netscape Default.
  5. Click on the Edit button.
  6. Set Handled By to Unknown: PromptUser.
  7. Restart Navigator or Communicator.
The exploit information can be found at http://www.shout.net/~nothing/buffer-overflow-1/index.html