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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Microsoft Outlook Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook S/MIME Parsing Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028997
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028997
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-3870   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 10 2013
Original Entry Date:  Sep 10 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP3, 2010 SP1, 2010 SP2
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 send a specially crafted S/MIME message that, when opened or previewed by the target user, will trigger a parsing error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Alexander Klink of n.runs AG reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can send a 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 Outlook 2007 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7d3006d3-6866-4224-b899-878bc592b508

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6314645c-0b48-43a1-80bc-275e08aa1ebc

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6314645c-0b48-43a1-80bc-275e08aa1ebc

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cdb07801-04cb-45a3-9fb6-b1b60e747c2a

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cdb07801-04cb-45a3-9fb6-b1b60e747c2a

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-068

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-068 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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