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Firefox IMG Tag Multiple Vulnerabilities

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 security issue which
may permit a possible hacker to acertain existence of local files, cause a
DoS and steal passwords (Windows only).

The security vulnerability is due to the fact that Firefox does not
handle correctly tag.

Solution : Upgrade to Firefox 1.0.0 or later.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 11648, 12407

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

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