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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0121

Argument injection vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook 2002 does not sufficiently filter parameters of mailto: URLs when using them as arguments when calling OUTLOOK.EXE, which allows remote attackers to use script code in the Local Machine zone and execute arbitrary programs.
Publish Date : 2004-04-15 Last Update Date : 2016-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
MS Outlook Argument Injection Local Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:843 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2004-0121

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Office XP Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Office XP SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Office XP SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Outlook 2002 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Outlook 2002 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Outlook 2002 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Office 3
Microsoft Outlook 3

- References For CVE-2004-0121
BUGTRAQ 20040310 Outlook mailto: URL argument injection vulnerability
BID 9827 Microsoft Outlook Mailto Parameter Quoting Zone Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
CERT TA04-070A
IDEFENSE 20040309 Microsoft Outlook "mailto:" Parameter Passing Vulnerability
CERT-VN VU#305206
XF outlook-mailtourl-execute-code(15414)
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-009
XF outlook-ms04009-patch(15429)
CIAC O-096

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0121

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