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Mozilla POP3 Mail Handler Remote Overflow (deprecated)



The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running a version of the Mozilla browser that may contain a buffer overflow vulnerability. An integer overflow vulnerability has been reported for the Netscape/Mozilla POP3 mail handler routines. Reportedly, insufficient checks are performed on some server supplied values. An attacker may exploit this vulnerability through an attacker-controlled POP3 server. By issuing a very large integer value that is used by the Netscape/Mozilla POP3 mail handler, it may be possible to cause an integer overflow condition and allocate a buffer that is too small. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to obtain control over the execution of the vulnerable Mozilla process.


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