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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Mozilla/Firefox default installation file permission flaw

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of Mozilla/Firefox

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using Mozilla and/or Firefox, an alternative web browser.

The remote version of this software is prone to an improper file permission
setting.

This flaw only exists if the browser is installed by the Mozilla Foundation
package management, thus this alert might be a false positive.

A local attacker could overwrite arbitrary files or execute arbitrary code in
the context of the user running the browser.

Solution : Update to the latest version of the software
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 11166

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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