Security: Buffer Overflow present in Netscape Communicator

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

  1. In Communicator, select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. In the Preferences dialog box, select the Navigator
  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

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