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Microsoft Outlook / Exchange TNEF Decoding Arbitrary Code Execution

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Release Date:  2006-01-10    Last Update:  2006-05-04    Views:  25,318

Secunia Advisory SA18368

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


NGSSoftware has reported a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook / Exchange, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to boundary error when decoding the Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF) MIME attachment. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code when the user opens or previews a specially crafted TNEF email message or when the Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store processes the message.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
John Heasman and Mark Litchfield of NGSSoftware.

Original Advisory:
MS06-003 (KB902412):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-003.mspx

NGSSoftware:
http://www.ngssoftware.com/advisories/tnefout.txt
http://www.ngssoftware.com/advisories/tnefexc.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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