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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Microsoft Outlook Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook 'mailto:' URL Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019579
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019579
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0110   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 11 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007
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 create a specially crafted mailto URL that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an input validation flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a mailto URL 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:

Outlook 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=714a49cd-5bca-4719-96a1-e1077f279533

Outlook 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=59853687-d885-4059-9460-ee403855dbd8

Outlook 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=fccc7c4c-8496-4682-bd46-6590503c1bf2

Outlook 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=fccc7c4c-8496-4682-bd46-6590503c1bf2

Outlook 2007:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4e2baf00-88eb-4eb6-961a-54245b363c21

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-015.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-015.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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