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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 22185


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: $Revision: 1.27 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2006/08/08

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

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: 2006/08/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2766

BID: 18198

OSVDB: 25949

CERT: 891204

MSFT: MS06-043

MSKB: 920214