Microsoft Outlook Critical Vulnerability Jan 10 2006 10:54PM
NGSSoftware Insight Security Research (mark ngssoftware com)
John Heasman and Mark Litchfield of NGSSoftware have discovered a critical
affecting Microsoft Outlook. The vulnerable versions include:

Microsoft Outlook 2000 (inc. Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3 and
Multilanguage packs)
Microsoft Outlook 2002 (inc. Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 and
Multilingual UI packs)
Microsoft Outlook 2003 (inc. Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1, Service
Pack 2 and
Multilingual UI packs)

The vulnerability potentially allows execution of arbitrary code when the
user previews
or opens a specially crafted email message.

The flaw has now been addressed and patches are available from:


NGSSoftware are going to withhold details of this flaw for three months.
Full details will
be published on the 10th April 2006. This three month window will allow
administrators the time needed to obtain the patch before the details are
released to the
general public. This reflects NGSSoftware's approach to responsible


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Mark Litchfield
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