Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (949031)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4421


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


The remote host is running a version of Outlook or Exchange that is vulnerable to a bug when processing a specially malformed URI mailto: link, which can let an attacker execute arbitrary code on the remote host by sending a specially crafted email.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Outlook 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4421

File Name: 4421.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2008/03/11

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1100

Nessus ID: 31414

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0110

BID: 28147

OSVDB: 42710

IAVA: 2008-A-0012