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Vulnerability in Outlook could allow code execution (828040) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the version of OutLook.exe

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 outlook which is vulnerable to a bug
which may allow Internet Explorer to execute script code in the Local Machine
zone and therefore let a possible hacker execute arbitrary programs on this host.

To exploit this bug, a possible hacker would need to send an special HTML message to
a user of this host.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2002 and XP :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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