Qualcomm Eudora WebBrowser Control Embedded Media Player File Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1286


The remote host is vulnerable to an arbitrary 'command insertion' flaw


The remote host is running a version of the Eudora mail client that may have vulernabilities regarding how it handles attachments. Specifically if the client is using the WebBrowser control to view messages, then an attacker may be able to craft a message containing malicious code that will be run on the victims computer.


Do not use the WebBrowser control to view messages: go to Tools -> Options -> Viewing Mail and uncheck "Use Microsoft's viewer".

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1286

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1331

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:W/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:W/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:qualcomm:eudora

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1770

BID: 4343