Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512 InetComm.dll MimeOleClearDirtyTree resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512 (Mail Client Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is the function MimeOleClearDirtyTree in the library InetComm.dll. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

The MimeOleClearDirtyTree function in InetComm.dll in Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512 does not properly handle (1) multipart/mixed e-mail messages with many MIME parts and possibly (2) e-mail messages with many "Content-type: message/rfc822;" headers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a large e-mail message, a related issue to CVE-2006-1173.

The weakness was disclosed 12/11/2008 with Recurity Labs (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2008-5424 since 12/11/2008. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 11/27/2017).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 32702). The entry 45452 is pretty similar.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-399
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OpenVAS ID: 800083
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Outlook Express Malformed MIME Message DoS Vulnerability
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Vendor: https://www.microsoft.com/

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Organization: Recurity Labs
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CVE: CVE-2008-5424 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 32702 - Microsoft Outlook Express Malformed MIME Message Denial Of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 11/27/2017 07:57 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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