Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (923694)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3860


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 may 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 them open it.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express at

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3860

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2006/12/12

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1332

Nessus ID: 23835

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook_express

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2386

BID: 21501