MS05-030: Vulnerability in Outlook Express Could Allow Remote Code Execution (897715)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18489


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the email client.


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Outlook Express that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to lure a user to connect to a rogue NNTP (news) server sending malformed replies to several queries.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18489

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-030.nasl

Version: 1.40

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2005/06/14

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/14

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MS05-030 Microsoft Outlook Express NNTP Response Parsing Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1213

BID: 13951

MSFT: MS05-030

CERT: 130614

EDB-ID: 1066, 16379

MSKB: 897715