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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Microsoft Outlook Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook Recipient ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017397
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017397
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6659   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 22 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 19 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Outlook. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke a Microsoft Outlook ActiveX component (Outlook Recipient Control) and cause Internet Explorer to hang.

shinnai reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory and a demonstration exploit is available at:

http://shinnai.altervista.org/viewtopic.php?id=41&t_id=8

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will cause Internet Explorer to hang.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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