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Mozilla Browser Network News Transport Protocol Remote Heap Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Mozilla

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

A web browser on the remote host is prone to a heap overflow vulnerability.

Description :

The remote version of Mozilla is vulnerable to a heap overflow
vulnerability against its NNTP functionality.

This may permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote
host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to set up a rogue news
site and lure a victim on the remote host into reading news from it.

See also :

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/mfsa2005-06.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Mozilla 1.7.5 or newer.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 12131, 12407

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

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