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Microsoft Outlook 98 / Outlook Express 4.x Long Filename Vulnerability

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow

Description

The remote host is running a version of Outlook they may be vulernable to a buffer overflow. Specifically if an attacker sends an attachment with a very long filename, they may be able to execute arbitrary code and/or crash the victim machine.

Solution

Apply patches available from Microsoft website.