Mozilla Firefox < 1.1 POP3 Client Malformed Email DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1758


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


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


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1758

File Name: 1758.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 9131

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-2338

BID: 5002