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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-1179

Buffer overflow in the S/MIME Parsing capability in Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 and 6.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a digitally signed email with a long "From" address, which triggers the overflow when the user views or previews the message.
Publish Date : 2002-10-28 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2002-1179

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Outlook Express 2

- References For CVE-2002-1179
MS MS02-058
BUGTRAQ 20021010 Outlook Express Remote Code Execution in Preview Pane (S/MIME)
NTBUGTRAQ 20021010 Outlook Express Remote Code Execution in Preview Pane (S/MIME)
XF outlook-smime-bo(10338)
BID 5944 Microsoft Outlook Express S/MIME Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
NTBUGTRAQ 20021010 Re: Problems applying MS02-058

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-1179

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