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Netscape < 6.2.3 POP3 Client Malformed Email DoS

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is using the Netscape web browser, which contains a vulnerable mail client.

Description

The remote host is using the Netscape web browser, which has the ability to act as a mail client. A vulnerability exists in the remote version that may allow an attacker to send a malformed email that will make Netscape crash each time it attempts to fetch it by POP3.

Solution

Upgrade to Netscape 6.2.3 or higher.