Netscape < 6.2.3 IRC Client Buffer Overflow (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1752


The remote host is using the Mozilla web browser which contains a vulnerable built-in IRC client.


The remote host is using the Netscape web browser, which contains a built-in IRC client. There is a flaw in this version that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host, provided the user uses it to go on IRC.


Upgrade to Netscape 6.2.3 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1752

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2015/06/01

Dependencies: 1769

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:netscape:navigator

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1126, CVE-2002-0593

BID: 5694, 4637