MS04-018: Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (823353)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

It is possible to crash the remote email client.

Description :

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

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to send a
malformed message to a victim on the remote host. The message will
crash the version of Outlook, thus preventing the user from reading
email.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms04-018

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 13643 ()

Bugtraq ID: 10711

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0215