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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Microsoft Outlook Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024439
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024439
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2728   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 14 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Outlook. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted e-mail message that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Configurations where Outlook connects to an Exchange Server in Online Mode are affected.

Configurations where Outlook connects to an Exchange Server in the Cached Exchange Mode are not affected.

Dyon Balding of Secunia reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an e-mail message that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft Outlook 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d5e85841-9dea-4776-9e0e-3cd272066f37

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Outlook 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ec8ed81e-05d0-4c20-b5fb-ebc72230a8bd

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6009d507-135c-4ce8-a830-925134f214dc

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-064.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-064.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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