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Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (823353) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for ms04-018 over the registry

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

It is possible to crash the remote email client.

Description :

The remote host is missing a cumulative security update for Outlook Express
which fixes a denial of service vulnerability in the Outlook Express mail

To exploit this vulnerability, a possible hacker would need to send a malformed
message to a victim on the remote host. The message will crash her version
of Outlook, thus preventing her from reading her e-mail.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express :

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4

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