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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3897

Original release date: 10/09/2007
Last revised: 04/12/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Heap-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and earlier, and Windows Mail for Vista, allows remote Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) servers to execute arbitrary code via long NNTP responses that trigger memory corruption.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-282A
External Source: MS
Name: MS07-056
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3436
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071010 Re: iDefense Security Advisory 10.09.07: Microsoft Windows Mail and Outlook Express NNTP Protocol Heap Overflow
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT071480
External Source: BID
Name: 25908
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20071009 Microsoft Windows Mail and Outlook Express NNTP Protocol Heap Overflow
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018786
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1706
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27112
Type: Advisory
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02280
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018785

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1706
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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