Intrusion Prevention

MS.Outlook.Express.BOF.Signed

Description

It indicates an attacker attempted a Buffer Overflow attack against Microsoft Outlook Express. Microsoft Outlook Express is prone to a Buffer Overflow vulnerability. The problem lies in the error conditions when checking digital signatures and could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Products

Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 and earlier versions

Impact

Compromise of the affected system.

Recommended Actions

Apply appropriate patch from the vendor or Upgrade to non-vulnerable version if available.

CVE References

CVE-2002-1179