1. Using netcat (or some other socket utility) create a listening tcp socket on port 80. c:\nc -l -p 80 2. Use mozilla to connect to the machine with the listening port. http://<hostname> 3. Netcat will receive the GET request, and now you respond by sending 'A's. c:\nc -l -p 80 GET / HTTP/1.0 host: tdcoolv user-agent: Mozilla/5.0 [en-US] (Windows_98; I) accept: */* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA [this is what you type.] [hit return twice] RESULTS Connection completes. Mozilla is frozen. On my machine, the cpu is busy eating up all memory (physical and virtual disk memory) until it eventually crashes. "Mozilla caused an invalid page fault in module XPCOM.DLL at 015f:60be09d0" NOTES Contact me if you need help reproducing. If possible, I'd like to know if this is caused by a buffer condition.
Nice catch Dylan! cc'ing rpotts.
Adding "crash" keyword to all known open crasher bugs.
Dylan where can I get more info about running netcat? thx.
I've attached the Win32 version of netcat to this bug record. C:\netcat -h will give you info on how to run netcat. The unix (and windows) version of netcat is available here... http://www.l0pht.com/~weld/netcat/
argh... this has suddenly stopped crashing for me now. I am not sure what fixed it but I can't dup it anymore. Marking as worksforme. Pls. reopen if it happens again-- my suspicion is that we were perhaps doing some release (in XPCOM) that might have recently been fixed.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Worksforme too marking verified: Win98 build 2000022708
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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