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E-mail Header Processing Flaw Could Cause Outlook 2002 to Fail

By TS | Thomas
Dec 6, 2002
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  1. Issue:
    A vulnerability exists in Outlook 2002 in its processing of e-mail header information. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could send a specially malformed e-mail to a user of Outlook 2002 that would cause the Outlook client to fail under certain circumstances. The Outlook 2002 client would continue to fail so long as the specially malformed e-mail message remained on the e-mail server. The e-mail message could be deleted by an e-mail administrator, or by the user via another e-mail client such as Outlook Web Access or Outlook Express, after which point the Outlook 2002 client would again function normally.

    Affected Software:
    Microsoft Outlook 2002

    Patch availability:
    Microsoft Outlook 2002
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