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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0380

Original release date: 05/04/2004
Last revised: 09/10/2008


The MHTML protocol handler in Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 SP2 through Outlook Express 6 SP1 allows remote attackers to bypass domain restrictions and execute arbitrary code, as demonstrated on Internet Explorer using script in a compiled help (CHM) file that references the InfoTech Storage (ITS) protocol handlers such as (1) ms-its, (2) ms-itss, (3) its, or (4) mk:@MSITStore, aka the "MHTML URL Processing Vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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: TA04-104A
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040219 Microsoft Internet Explorer Unspecified CHM File Processing Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability (bid 9658)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1028
Type: Tool Signature
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1010
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: BID
Name: 9105
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#323070
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040328 IE ms-its: and mk:@MSITStore: vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:990
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: XF
Name: outlook-mhtml-execute-code(15705)
Type: Advisory
External Source: MS
Name: MS04-013
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 9658
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:882
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.k-otik.net/bugtraq/02.18.InternetExplorer.php

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1010
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1028
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:882
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:990
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook_express:5.5
* cpe:/a:microsoft:outlook_express:6.0

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