Netscape Navigator 7.0 JavaScript reformatDate Regular Expression input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Netscape Navigator 7.0 (Web Browser). It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is the function reformatDate of the component JavaScript. The manipulation as part of a Regular Expression leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

Netscape 7.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a web page with an invalid regular expression argument to the JavaScript reformatDate function.

The weakness was presented 12/31/2003 (Website). The advisory is available at archives.neohapsis.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2003-1419 since 10/19/2007. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 6959) and X-Force (11444).

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-20
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Vendor: https://www.netscape.com/

Advisory: archives.neohapsis.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2003-1419 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 6959 - Netscape JavaScript Regular Expression Denial Of Service Vulnerability
X-Force: 11444 - Netscape JavaScript reformatDate denial of service

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Created: 08/30/2014 11:23 PM
Updated: 06/16/2018 10:19 AM
Changes: (4) advisory_url source_cve_assigned source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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