Vulnerability CVE-2008-5424


Published: 2008-12-11   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
The MimeOleClearDirtyTree function in InetComm.dll in Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512 does not properly handle (1) multipart/mixed e-mail messages with many MIME parts and possibly (2) e-mail messages with many "Content-type: message/rfc822;" headers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a large e-mail message, a related issue to CVE-2006-1173.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
DoS attacks on MIME-capable software via complex MIME emails
bruhns recurity-...
15.12.2008

Type:

CWE-399

(Resource Management Errors)

Vendor: Microsoft
Product: Outlook express 
Version: 6.00.2900.5512;

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.3/10
2.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Partial

 References:
http://mime.recurity.com/cgi-bin/twiki/view/Main/AttackIntro
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4721
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499038/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499045/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32702

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