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Microsoft Outlook Express POP Denial of Service Vulnerability

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack

Description

The remote host is running a version of Outlook Express that is vulnerable to a DoS attack whereby a malicious message sent to the users mailbox will halt POP mail download. This vulnerability results from Outlook incorrectly processing escaped '.' as EOM markers when the dots are contained in separate IP datagrams.

Solution

Upgrade to the latest version.