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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Microsoft Outlook Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook Email Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034325
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034325
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6172   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 8 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP3, 2010 SP2, 2013, 2013 RT, 2016
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were 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 email message that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 is also affected.

Haifei Li of Intel Security IPS Research Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an email message that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-131

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-131 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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