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Vulnerability Score 7.5 7.5
CVE Id CVE-2002-0285
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 08:00:52
Published 31 May 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Outlook Express 5.5 and 6.0 on Windows treats a carriage return ("CR") in a message header as if it were a valid carriage return/line feed combination (CR/LF), which could allow remote attackers to bypass virus protection and or other filtering mechanisms via a mail message with headers that only contain the CR, which causes Outlook to create separate headers.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5

  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0


BUGTRAQ - 20020212 Outlook will see non-existing attachments

BID - 4092

XF - outlook-express-return-bypass(8198)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:52