Mozilla POP3 Mail Handler Remote Overflow (deprecated)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1320


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running a version of the Mozilla browser that may contain a buffer overflow vulnerability. An integer overflow vulnerability has been reported for the Netscape/Mozilla POP3 mail handler routines. Reportedly, insufficient checks are performed on some server supplied values. An attacker may exploit this vulnerability through an attacker-controlled POP3 server. By issuing a very large integer value that is used by the Netscape/Mozilla POP3 mail handler, it may be possible to cause an integer overflow condition and allocate a buffer that is too small. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain control over the execution of the vulnerable Mozilla process.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1320

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 1330

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.4


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:mozilla_mail

Reference Information

BID: 6254