Netscape < 4.78 POP3 Client Malformed Email DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1759

Synopsis

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

Description

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

Solution

Upgrade to Netscape 4.78 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1759

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/22

Dependencies: 1769

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:netscape:navigator

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-2338

BID: 5002