Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (923694)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3860

Synopsis

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the email client.

Description

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.

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-076.mspx

See Also

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-076.mspx

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

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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