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Thread: Outlook Express flaw speeds hacking!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2002

    Thumbs down Outlook Express flaw speeds hacking!

    Attention Antionline:

    The full story can be found here http://www.blackcode.com/news/view.php?id=324

    A critical vulnerability in the e-mail reader could allow an attacker to send a specially formatted message that would crash the software and potentially take control of the recipient's computer.

    The flaw occurs in how the software handles messages that include components using secure MIME (multipurpose Internet mail extensions), a standard that allows e-mail messages to contain encrypted data and digital signatures.
    Outlook Express ships with every Windows system, or rather as part of IE, so it's on every system. But unless it is configured to receive mail, you are not at risk," said Scott Culp, manager for Microsoft security response.

    Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 and 6.0 are both affected
    Talking about gaining total access.

  2. #2
    Old Fart
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    ummmm....already a thread going on this one...

    It isn't paranoia when you KNOW they're out to get you...

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