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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Microsoft Outlook Express Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook Express Buffer Overflow in Processing Windows Address Book Files Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017369
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017369
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2386   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.5 SP2, 6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Outlook Express. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Windows Address Book (.wab) file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create a Windows Address Book file 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 as part of a cumulative update for Outlook Express:

Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CB0563FB-A05D-4D9D-B269-B5602B09C16A

Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1F0432D4-3F45-472E-8C2D-B7B6A879ACB8

Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=560E8778-9733-4719-A565-614FD490C320

Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6BE4F4CE-ABD6-4A38-84A5-8952E3531217

Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FE358108-15DF-4ED9-B257-01AEB82647DF

Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DDE5C141-DE6C-4DD9-8399-6E5DB0DCC574

Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7D3FEA7A-DDC0-4A22-A8B3-D5F46707D017

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-076.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-076.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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