MS06-043: Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution (920214)

low Nessus Plugin ID 22185
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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 contains a security flaw that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a malformed HTML email to a victim on the remote host and have him open it.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 22185

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-043.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/8/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 8/8/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/31/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2766

BID: 18198

CERT: 891204

MSFT: MS06-043

MSKB: 920214