Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 News Server information disclosure

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A vulnerability has been found in Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 (Mail Client Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component News Server. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 06/24/2005. The weakness was presented 07/12/2005 by Juha-Matti Laurio (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2005-2226 since 07/12/2005. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/07/2019).

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 18 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 18680 (MS KB900930: Microsoft Outlook Express Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 14225), Vulnerability Center (SBV-8618) and Tenable (18680).





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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 18680
Nessus Name: MS KB900930: Microsoft Outlook Express Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Researcher: Juha-Matti Laurio
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2005-2226 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 14225 - Microsoft Outlook Express Multiple Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Center: 8618 - DoS and Information Disclosure in Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0, 6.0 SP1, 6.0 SP2, Low
OSVDB: 18241 - Microsoft Outlook Express begin Keyword Message Handling DoS


Created: 03/11/2015 11:41 AM
Updated: 06/07/2019 09:13 AM
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