MS KB900930: Microsoft Outlook Express Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 18680
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A denial of service attack can be launched against the remote Outlook Express install.


The remote host runs a version of Outlook Express that contains multiple vulnerabilities.

An attacker may exploit these vulnerabilities to disable the Outlook Express client of a victim.

To exploit these issues, an attacker would need to send a malformed email message to a victim and wait for him to read it using outlook.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18680

File Name: smb_kb900930.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/12/2005

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_nt_ms05-030.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/OutlookExpress/MSOE.dll/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/12/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2226

BID: 14225

MSKB: 900930