MS06-016: Vulnerability in Outlook Express Could Allow Remote Code Execution (911567)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21213


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 may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a malformed Windows Address Book (.wab) file to a victim on the remote host and have him open the file.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21213

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.27 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/04/11

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0014

BID: 17459

OSVDB: 24519

MSFT: MS06-016

MSKB: 911567