Intrusion Prevention

MS.Outlook.Express.NNTP.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer-overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Windows Mail.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles malformed NNTP response. It allows a remote attacker to to execute arbitrary code via sending a specially crafted web page.

Affected Products

Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Outlook Express 6
Microsoft Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Mail
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (Itanium)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (Itanium)
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Impact

System compromise: Remote code execution.

Recommended Actions

Apply the patch, available from the following web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-056.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2007-3897