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Vulnerability in Outlook Express Could Allow Remote Code Execution (911567) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the version of MSOE.dll

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Outlook Express which contains
a security flaw which may allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a malformed Windows Address Book (.wab)
file to a victim on the remote host and have him open the file.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express :


Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.6

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