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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Firefox Downloaded Files Removal

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Firefox

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using Firefox, an alternative web browser.

The remote version of this software contains a weakness which may permit an
attacker to delete arbitrary files in the user download directory.
To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to set up a rogue website
and lure a victim on the remote host into visiting it.

See also : http://www.mozilla.org/press/mozilla-2004-10-01-02.html
Solution : Upgrade to Firefox 0.10.1 or later.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11311

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2006 Tenable Network Security

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