Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-045
Patch Available for 'Persistent Mail-Browser Link' Vulnerability
Originally Posted: July 20, 2000
Updated: February 28, 2003
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability affecting Microsoft® Outlook Express. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to send an email that would "read over the shoulder" of the recipient as he previews subsequent emails in Outlook Express.
A patch is available that eliminates this vulnerability as well as those discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletins MS00-043 and MS00-046. Customers who already have taken the corrective action discussed in either of these bulletins do not need to take any additional action.
- Microsoft Outlook Express 4.x
- Microsoft Outlook Express 5.x
Vulnerability Identifier: CAN-2000-0653
Support: This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Technical Support is available at http://support.microsoft.com/support/contact/default.asp .
Security Resources: The Microsoft TechNet Security Web Site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
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- V1.0 (June 20, 2000): Bulletin Created.
- V1.1 (February 28, 2003): Updated links in Frequently Asked Questions section