MS05-029: Vulnerability in Exchange Server 5.5 Outlook Web Access XSS (895179)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18488


The remote Web Server contains a script that is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack.


The remote host is running a version of the Outlook Web Access that is affected by a cross-site scripting flaw.

This vulnerability could allow an attacker to convince a user to run a malicious script. If this malicious script is run, it would execute in the security context of the user.

Attempts to exploit this vulnerability require user interaction.

This vulnerability could allow an attacker access to any data on the Outlook Web Access server that was accessible to the individual user.

It may also be possible to exploit the vulnerability to manipulate Web browser caches and intermediate proxy server caches, and put spoofed content in those caches.


Microsoft has released a patch for OWA for Exchange 5.5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18488

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-029.nasl

Version: 1.34

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2005/06/14

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:exchange_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0563

BID: 13952

MSFT: MS05-029

CERT: 300373

MSKB: 895179