Microsoft Outlook Express "A HREF" denial of service
|outlook-express-href-dos (10067)||Medium Risk|
Microsoft Outlook Express is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by a buffer overflow in the decoding of HTML emails. By sending an HTML email containing an overly long <A HREF> link, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the victim's Outlook Express client to crash.
Denial of Service
This vulnerability is reported to have been fixed in Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1. This update can be downloaded from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Sep 09 2002 - 15:01:42 CDT : Small bug crashes OE .
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Sep 09 2002 - 15:44:42 CDT: Small correction....
- Microsoft Windows Update Web site: Microsoft Windows Update.
- BID-5682: Alleged Outlook Express Link Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-2164: Buffer overflow in Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long <A HREF> link.
- OSVDB ID: 11953: Microsoft Outlook Express A HREF Link Overflow DoS
- Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
- Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
- Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0
Sep 09, 2002
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