Microsoft Outlook Express POP Denial of Service Vulnerability
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1292
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack
DescriptionThe remote host is running a version of Outlook Express that is vulnerable to a DoS attack whereby a malicious message sent to the users mailbox will halt POP mail download. This vulnerability results from Outlook incorrectly processing escaped '.' as EOM markers when the dots are contained in separate IP datagrams.
SolutionUpgrade to the latest version.