MS07-056: Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express and Windows Mail (941202)

High Nessus Plugin ID 26962


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 several security flaws 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 email to a victim on the remote host and have him open it.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express and Windows Mail.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 26962

File Name: smb_nt_ms07-056.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.25 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2007/10/09

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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: 2007/10/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3897

BID: 25908

OSVDB: 37631

MSFT: MS07-056

MSKB: 941202

CWE: 119