Mozilla Firefox < 1.7.5 NNTP Remote Heap Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2481


The remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to a heap overflow.


Versions of Mozilla Firefox prior to 1.7.5 are vulnerable to a heap overflow against its NNTP functionality. This may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to set up a rogue website and lure a victim on the remote host into visiting it.


Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 1.7.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2481

File Name: 2481.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/12/30

Modified: 2016/03/12

Dependencies: 9131

Nessus ID: 16085

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mozilla:firefox

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1316, CVE-2005-0141, CVE-2005-0143, CVE-2005-0144, CVE-2005-0145, CVE-2005-0146, CVE-2005-0147, CVE-2005-0148, CVE-2005-0149, CVE-2005-0150

BID: 12407, 12131

OSVDB: 12637