Check Point Advisories

Update Protection against Microsoft Outlook Express Windows Address Book File Vulnerability (MS06-016)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-036
Date Published: 11 Apr 2006
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 07 May, 2007
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-016
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-0014
Protection Provided by:
Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP SP1, SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Outlook Express is a commonly used email application. A vulnerability has been discovered in the file which contains the address book of Outlook Express, potentially allowing a malicious attacker to take control of the affected machine.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-016
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability can be triggered when a malformed .wab (the extension of the address book file) is used by Outlook Express. The vulnerability creates a remote code execution condition, which can allow a malicious attacker to take control of the vulnerable machine and/or execute any piece of code.

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