Intrusion Prevention

MS.Outlook.Object.Tag.Security.Setting.Compromise

Description

Microsoft Outlook 2000 and 2003, when configured to use Microsoft Word 2000 or 2003 as the e-mail editor and when forwarding e-mail, does not properly handle an opening OBJECT tag that does not have a closing OBJECT tag, which causes Outlook to automatically download the URI in the data property of the OBJECT tag and might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

Outlook 2003 with MS Word 2003 as the email editor on XP Pro SP1
Outlook 2000 with MS Word 2000 as the email editor on Win2K Pro SP4

Impact

Arbitrary code execution.

Recommended Actions

Not available.

CVE References

CVE-2004-2482