Mozilla FTP View URL Title Tag XSS (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1315


The remote host is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack.


The remote host is running a version of the Mozilla browser that contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability. When viewing the contents of a FTP site as web content from a ftp:// URL, the directory name is included in the HTML representation. It is not adequately sanetized before this occurs. An attacker may embed javascript as this value between opening and closing "<title>" tags in a FTP URLL


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1315

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1330

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:mozilla

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-2359

BID: 5403