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

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 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

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 13643 ()

Bugtraq ID: 10711

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0215