Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook

By Thomas McGuire on
Affected Software:
- Office XP Service Pack 2
- Outlook 2002 Service Pack 2

A security vulnerability exists within Outlook 2002 that could allow Internet Explorer to execute script code in the Local Machine zone on an affected system. The parsing of specially crafted mailto URLs by Outlook 2002 causes this vulnerability. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to host a malicious Web site that contained a Web page designed to exploit the vulnerability & then persuade a user to view the Web page.

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