JVN#27203006 Internet Explorer vulnerable in MHTML handling

ID JVN:27203006
Type jvn
Reporter Japan Vulnerability Notes
Modified 2008-05-21T00:00:00


## Description

When Internet Explorer accesses a website with the MHTML protocol, Internet Explorer processes the contents as MHTML data, ignoring their actual content types. This behavior may result in executing the scripts embedded in the contents.
The MHTML protocol handler is included in the Outlook Express component, and Microsoft provides the fix of the vulnerability for this component.

## Impact

An arbitrary script may be executed on the user's web browser.

## Solution

Update the Software
Apply the latest updates provided by the vendor.

## Products Affected

Some versions of Outlook Express are affected because the vulnerability is contained in the Outlook Express component used by Internet Explorer.

  • Outlook Express 6, Windows XP / Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Mail, Windows Vista