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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Microsoft Outlook Express Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Outlook Express MTHML Redirect Bug Lets Remote Users Obtain Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020679
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020679
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1448   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.5 SP2, 6 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Outlook Express. A remote user can access information.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user via Internet Explorer, will access information with the privileges of the target user.

HTML that redirects Internet Explorer via the Windows MHTML protocol handler causes the protocol handler to incorrectly interpret HTTP headers as MHTML content.

Jorge Luis Alvarez Medina of Core Security Technologies reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain information with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6257bfae-35f0-4c0e-b960-bca7aa6f86f7

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 - Microsoft Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=dab178f7-c282-41f4-acb1-a86e6aa4c91b

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 - Microsoft Outlook Express 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=91469f2f-461c-4a67-8738-d42520427f6b

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 - Microsoft Outlook Express 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2220aece-79d2-426f-90ec-24a17470567a

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 - Microsoft Outlook Express 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=30f2244a-f6fd-4fc1-a871-abf6958cb660

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 - Microsoft Outlook Express 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3287f006-cbb2-4c6d-820c-32833e08035a

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems - Microsoft Outlook Express 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c8570e40-355b-4a9b-933d-53ae021cbda5

Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 - Windows Mail:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3851bcf8-f971-4d38-b27f-97396854aac0

Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 - Windows Mail:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3bf7eb8a-b347-4661-be2d-682adc713769

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems* - Windows Mail:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=dc3c4b63-acd3-4469-8d47-e0562d99ee65

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems* - Windows Mail:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5f973f54-2322-4b41-8c1a-3e712c0da8ae

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - Windows Mail:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9226cd85-1445-4976-a126-757c5d142ffd

* = Windows Server 2008 server core installation is not affected.

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-048.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-048.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:22:27 -0400
Subject:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-048.mspx


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-048 - Important: Security Update for Outlook Express and Windows Mail (951066)

CVE-2008-1448
 
 


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