Microsoft Outlook 98 / Outlook Express 4.x Long Filename Vulnerability

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1294

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running a version of Outlook they may be vulernable to a buffer overflow. Specifically if an attacker sends an attachment with a very long filename, they may be able to execute arbitrary code and/or crash the victim machine.

Solution

Apply patches available from Microsoft website.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1294

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/30

Dependencies: 1332

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:ND/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook_express

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0415

BID: 1195