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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Windows Mail Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Mail Bug in Parsing NNTP Responses Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018785
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018785
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3897   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Mail. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an error in the processing of NNTP responses and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Greg MacManus of VeriSign iDefense Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML 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:

Windows Mail:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=b6ac8d93-adc3-4ec3-bad1-4990bd7d52b4

Windows Mail:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=34aaf9dd-4d63-43e2-b631-bbf492d56a26

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-056.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-056.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Vista)

Message History:   None.


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