Intrusion Prevention

MS.Outlook.Address.Book.File.Parsing.Remote.Heap.Overflow

Description

This indicates detection of an attempt to exploit a heap base vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Express versions 5.5 and 6.
The vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim via a Windows Address Book (.wab) file with a malformed "Property Size" field of objects with Unicode and octet string types stored in the "User Property" section.

Affected Products

Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 SP2
Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0
Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 SP1

Impact

System Compromise: Remote code execution.

Recommended Actions

Apply the appropriate patch for your system.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-016.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2006-0014