Outlook Express Multiple DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3062

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Description

The remote host runs a version of Outlook Express that contains multiple vulnerabilities.
An attacker may exploit these vulnerabilities to disable the Outlook Express client of a victim.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a malformed e-mail message to a victim and wait for him to read it using Outlook Express.

Solution

Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

See Also

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900930/EN-US

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3062

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2005/07/12

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1332

Nessus ID: 18680

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook_express

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2226

BID: 14225