Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail (941202)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4234

Synopsis

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

Description

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 several security flaws 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 email to a victim on the remote host and have him open it.

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook Express and Windows Mail.

See Also

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-056.mspx

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4234

File Name: 4234.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2007/10/10

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1332, 4091

Nessus ID: 26962

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:A/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-2007-3897

BID: 25908

OSVDB: 37631