Mozilla Firefox < 1.7.1 / Thunderbird < 0.7.1 POP3 Remote Heap Overflow (deprecated)

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1773
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Synopsis

The remote host is using a vulnerable version of Mozilla Firefox or Mozilla Thunderbird.

Description

The remote host is using a version of Mozilla or Mozilla Thunderbird that is vulnerable to a heap overflow vulnerability. A heap overflow has been reported for the Mozilla POP3 mail handler routines. An attacker controlled POP3 server may be able to execute arbitrary code on the client machine.

Solution

Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 1.7.1 / Thunderbird 0.7.1 or higher.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1773

Family: Web Clients

Published: 8/20/2004

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0597, CVE-2004-0599, CVE-2004-0718, CVE-2004-0722, CVE-2004-0757, CVE-2004-0758, CVE-2004-0759, CVE-2004-0760, CVE-2004-0761, CVE-2004-0762, CVE-2004-0763, CVE-2004-0764, CVE-2004-0765, CVE-2005-0989, CVE-2005-1153, CVE-2005-1154, CVE-2005-1155, CVE-2005-1156, CVE-2005-1157, CVE-2005-1159, CVE-2005-1160, CVE-2005-0399, CVE-2005-1476, CVE-2005-1477, CVE-2005-1531, CVE-2005-1532, CVE-2005-2701, CVE-2005-2702, CVE-2005-2703, CVE-2005-2704, CVE-2005-2705, CVE-2005-2706, CVE-2005-2707, CVE-2005-2968

BID: 15495, 10875