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Vulnerability Score 7.5 7.5
CVE Id CVE-2002-1179
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:14:00
Published 28 Oct 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Buffer overflow in the S/MIME Parsing capability in Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 and 6.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a digitally signed email with a long "From" address, which triggers the overflow when the user views or previews the message.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5

  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0


MS - MS02-058

XF - outlook-smime-bo(10338)

NTBUGTRAQ - 20021010 Outlook Express Remote Code Execution in Preview Pane (S/MIME)

BID - 5944

NTBUGTRAQ - 20021010 Re: Problems applying MS02-058

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:37:14