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Cumulative Update for Outlook Express (837009) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for ms04-013

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web client.

Description :

The remote host has a version of Outlook express which has a bug in its
MHTML URL processor, which may allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary
code on this host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a malformed email to
a user of this host using Outlook, or would need to lure him into visiting
a rogue website.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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