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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-016 - Important

Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (911567)

Published: April 11, 2006 | Updated: January 10, 2007

Version: 1.3

Summary

Who should read this document: Customers who use Microsoft Outlook Express

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution

Maximum Severity Rating: Important

Recommendation: Customers should apply the update at the earliest opportunity

Security Update Replacement: This bulletin replaces two prior security updates. See the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of this bulletin for the complete list.

Caveats: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 911567 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when they install this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 911567.

Tested Software and Security Update Download Locations:

Affected Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me) – Review the FAQ section of this bulletin for details about these operating systems.

Tested Microsoft Windows Components:

Affected Components:

  • Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 - Download the update
  • Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - Download the update
  • Outlook Express 6 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 on Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems - Download the update
  • Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Download the update
  • Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition - Download the update
  • Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 or when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 - Download the update
  • Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 - Download the Update

Note The security updates for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 also apply to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2.

The software in this list has been tested to determine whether the versions are affected. Other versions either no longer include security update support or may not be affected. To determine the support life cycle for your product and version, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site.

General Information

Executive Summary:

This update resolves a newly-discovered, privately-reported vulnerability. The vulnerability is documented in the "Vulnerability Details" section of this bulletin.

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

We recommend that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity.

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers:

Vulnerability IdentifiersImpact of VulnerabilityOutlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or on Windows XP Service Pack 1Outlook Express 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Including the 64-bit Edition)Outlook Express 6 for Windows Server 2003 or on Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 (Including 64-Bit Edition)
Microsoft Outlook Express when using a Windows Address Book File Vulnerability - CVE-2006-0014Remote Code ExecutionImportantImportantImportantImportant

This assessment is based on the types of systems that are affected by the vulnerability, their typical deployment patterns, and the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would have on them.

Note The severity ratings for non-x86 operating system versions map to the x86 operating systems versions as follows:

  • The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Systems severity rating is the same as the Windows Server 2003 severity rating.
  • The Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition severity rating is the same as the Windows XP Service Pack 2 severity rating.
  • The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems severity rating is the same as the Windows Server 2003 severity rating.
  • The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems severity rating is the same as the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 severity rating.
  • The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition severity rating is the same as the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 severity rating.

What are the known issues that customers may experience when they install this security update?
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 911567 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when they install this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 911567

What updates does this release replace?
This security update replaces two prior security updates. The security bulletin IDs and affected operating systems are listed in the following table.

Bulletin IDOutlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 on Windows 2000Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or on Windows XP Service Pack 1Outlook Express 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Outlook Express 6 for Windows Server 2003 Outlook Express 6 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (including 64-Bit Edition)
MS04-018 ReplacedReplacedNot ApplicableReplacedNot Applicable
MS05-030 ReplacedReplacedNot ApplicableReplacedNot Applicable

Does this update contain any other changes to functionality?
Yes.  This update contains a privacy related change that Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, and Outlook Express 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 to ignore the "X-Unsent" field in email headers.

How does the extended support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition affect the release of security updates for these operating systems?
Microsoft will only release security updates for critical security issues. Non-critical security issues are not offered during this support period. For more information about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policies for these operating systems, visit the following Web site.

For more information about severity ratings, visit the following Web site.

Are Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, or Windows Millennium Edition critically affected by one or more of the vulnerabilities that are addressed in this security bulletin?
No. Although Windows Millennium Edition does contain the affected component, the vulnerability is not critical. For more information about severity ratings, visit the following Web site


Extended security update support for Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a and Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 ended on June 30, 2004. Extended security update support for Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a ended on December 31, 2004. Extended security update support for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 ended on June 30, 2005. I am still using one of these operating systems. What should I do?
Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a, Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, and Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 have reached the end of their life cycles. It should be a priority for customers who have these operating system versions to migrate to supported versions to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. For more information about the Windows Product Lifecycle, visit the following Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site. For more information about the extended security update support period for these operating system versions, visit the Microsoft Product Support Services Web site.

Customers who require custom support for these products must contact their Microsoft account team representative, their Technical Account Manager, or the appropriate Microsoft partner representative for custom support options. Customers without an Alliance, Premier, or Authorized Contract can contact their local Microsoft sales office. For contact information, visit the Microsoft Worldwide Information Web site, select the country, and then click Go to see a list of telephone numbers. When you call, ask to speak with the local Premier Support sales manager. For more information, see the Windows Operating System Product Support Lifecycle FAQ.

Can I use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 1.2.1 to determine whether this update is required?
MBSA 1.2.1 will not determine whether this update is required. MBSA 1.2.1 will only determine if an update is required for products that MBSA 1.2.1 supports. MBSA 1.2.1 does not support the detection of Outlook Express. For more information about MBSA, visit the MBSA Web site. For more information about the programs that MBSA 1.2.1 currently does not detect, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 306460. However, Microsoft has developed a version of the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST) that will help customers determine if the security updates provided in this security bulletin are required. See the "Can I use a version of the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST) to determine whether this update is required?" FAQ for more information about this tool.

Can I use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0 to determine whether this update is required?
Yes. MBSA 2.0 will determine whether this update is required. MBSA 2.0 can detect security updates for products that Microsoft Update supports. For more information about MBSA, visit the MBSA Web site.

What is the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST)?
As part of an ongoing commitment to provide detection tools for bulletin-class security updates, Microsoft delivers a stand-alone detection tool whenever the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) and the Office Detection Tool (ODT) cannot detect whether the update is required for an MSRC release cycle. This stand-alone tool is called the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST) and is designed for enterprise administrators. When a version of the Enterprise Scan Tool is created for a specific bulletin, customers can run the tool from a command line interface (CLI) and view the results of the XML output file. To help customers better utilize the tool, detailed documentation will be provided with the tool. There is also a version of the tool that offers an integrated experience for SMS administrators.

Can I use a version of the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST) to determine whether this update is required?
Yes. Microsoft has created a version of the EST that will determine if you have to apply this update. For download links and more information about the version of the EST that is being released this month, see the following Microsoft Web site. SMS customers should review the "Can I use Systems Management Server (SMS) to determine whether this update is required?" FAQ for more information about SMS and EST.

Can I use Systems Management Server (SMS) to determine whether this update is required?
Yes. SMS can help detect and deploy this security update.

Can I use Systems Management Server (SMS) to determine whether this update is required?
Yes. SMS can help detect and deploy this security update.

SMS can use the SMS SUS Feature pack, which includes the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) to detect security updates. SMS SUIT uses the MBSA 1.2.1 engine for detection. Therefore, SMS SUIT has the same limitation listed earlier in this bulletin related to programs that MBSA does not detect.

For more information about the Security Update Inventory Tool, see the following Microsoft Web site. For more information about the limitations of the Security Update Inventory Tool, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 306460.

The SMS SUS Feature Pack also includes the Microsoft Office Inventory Tool that detects the required updates for Microsoft Office applications.

SMS can use the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates to detect security updates that are offered by Microsoft Update and that are supported by Windows Server Update Services. For more information about the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site.

However, SMS 2.0 customers and SMS 2003 customers who are not using the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates must download and deploy an updated version of the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool to receive full detection and deployment for this update.

For more information about SMS, visit the SMS Web site.

Microsoft Outlook Express when using a Windows Address Book File Vulnerability - CVE-2006-0014

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Outlook Express when using a Windows Address Book (.wab) file that could allow an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability to take complete control of the affected system.

If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Mitigating Factors for Microsoft Outlook Express when using a Windows Address Book File Vulnerability - CVE-2006-0014:

  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
  • In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially-crafted .wab file to the user and by persuading the user to open the file.
  • In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker would have to host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to attempt to exploit this vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit a malicious Web site. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade them to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link that takes them to the attacker's site. In order for the exploit to take place, the user would have to open the .wab file.

Workarounds for Microsoft Outlook Express when using a Windows Address Book File Vulnerability - CVE-2006-0014:

Microsoft has tested the following workarounds. While these workarounds will not correct the underlying vulnerability, they help block known attack vectors. When a workaround reduces functionality, it is identified in the following section.

  • Back up and remove the .wab file association
    Removing the WAB registry key helps protect the affected system from attempts to exploit this vulnerability. To backup and remove the WAB registry key, follow these steps:

    Note Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type “regedit" (without the quotation marks), and then click OK.
    2. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, and then click .WAB.
    3. Click File, and then click Export.
    4. In the Export Registry File dialog box, type a file name in the File Name box, and then click Save.
    5. Click Edit, and then click Delete to remove the registry key.
    6. In the Confirm Key Delete dialog box, you receive an “Are you sure you want to delete this key and all of its subkeys” message. Click Yes.

Impact of Workaround: Users will not be able to open address books by double clicking them. They will have to manually start the Windows Address Book application and pass the address book to be used as a command line parameter or they can import the address book from the File menu. This does not affect the use of address books in Outlook Express.

FAQ for Microsoft Outlook Express when using Windows Address Book File Vulnerability - CVE-2006-0014:

What is the scope of the vulnerability?
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Outlook Express when using a Windows Address Book (.wab) file that could allow an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability to take complete control of the affected system.

If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights.

What causes the vulnerability?
An unchecked buffer in the Windows Address Book (WAB) functions within Outlook Express.

What is a Windows Address Book?
Windows provides an address book for storing contact information. The WAB is an application and service that enables users to keep track of people. The WAB has a local database and user interface for finding and editing information about people, and it can query network directory servers using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the affected system.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?
In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially-crafted .wab file to the user and by persuading the user to open the file. In order for the exploit to take place, the user would have to save the .wab file to the desktop and open it using Outlook Express.

In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker would have to host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to attempt to exploit this vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit a malicious Web site. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade them to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link that takes them to the attacker's site. In order for the exploit to take place, the user would have to save the .wab file to the desktop and open it using Outlook Express.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?
Workstations and terminal servers are primarily at risk. Servers could be at more risk if users who do not have sufficient administrative permissions are given the ability to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

Are Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition critically affected by this vulnerability?
No. Although Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition does contain the affected component, the vulnerability is not critical. For more information about severity ratings, visit the following Web site.

What does the update do?
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that Outlook Express, when using a .wab file, validates the length of a field before it passes it to the allocated buffer.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed?
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly disclosed when this security bulletin was originally issued.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited?
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers and had not seen any examples of proof of concept code published when this security bulletin was originally issued.

Affected Software:

For information about the specific security update for your affected software, click the appropriate link:

Outlook Express 6 for Windows 2003 (all versions)

Prerequisites
This security update requires Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs
The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.

Note The security updates for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 also apply to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2.

Installation Information

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer after installation and forces other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x] Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/overwriteoem Overwrites OEM files without prompting
/nobackup Does not back up files needed for uninstall
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log: path Allows the redirection of installation log files
/integrate:path Integrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.
/extract[:path] Extracts files without starting the Setup program
/ER Enables extended error reporting
/verbose Enables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841. For more information about the Update.exe installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Deployment Information

To install the security update without any user intervention, use the following command at a command prompt for Windows Server 2003:

Windowsserver2003-kb911567-x86-enu /quiet

Note Use of the /quiet switch will suppress all messages. This includes suppressing failure messages. Administrators should use one of the supported methods to verify the installation was successful when they use the /quiet switch. Administrators should also review the KB911567.log file for any failure messages when they use this switch.

To install the security update without forcing the system to restart, use the following command at a command prompt for Windows Server 2003:

Windowsserver2003-kb911567-x86-enu /norestart

For information about how to deploy this security update by using Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site. For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit the Windows Server Update Services Web site. This security update will also be available through the Microsoft Update Web site.

Restart Requirement

This update does not require a restart. The installer stops the required services, applies the update, and then restarts the services. However, if the required services cannot be stopped for any reason, or if required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart your computer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.

Removal Information

To remove this update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

System administrators can also use the Spuninst.exe utility to remove this security update. The Spuninst.exe utility is located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB911567$\Spuninst folder.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
SwitchDescription
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer after installation and forces other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x] Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, Web Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Small Business Server 2003; Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003 R2, Web Edition; Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003 R2, Datacenter Edition; Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition; Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeFolder
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200603:38681,472RTMGDR
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200603:381,315,328RTMGDR
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200603:38510,976RTMGDR
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200603:3885,504RTMGDR
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200603:31681,472RTMQFE
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200603:311,315,328RTMQFE
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200603:31510,976RTMQFE
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200603:3185,504RTMQFE
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200603:38681,472SP1GDR
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200603:381,315,328SP1GDR
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200603:38510,976SP1GDR
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200603:3885,504SP1GDR
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200603:44681,472SP1QFE
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:041,315,328SP1QFE
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200603:44510,976SP1QFE
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200603:4485,504SP1QFE

Windows Server, 2003 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based Systems; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems; and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPUFolder
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:092,031,104IA-64RTMGDR
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:094,087,296IA-64RTMGDR
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:091,569,792IA-64RTMGDR
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:09220,160IA-64RTMGDR
Winetcomm.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:09608,256x86RTMGDR\WOW
Wmsoe.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:091,202,688x86RTMGDR\WOW
Wwab32.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:09479,744x86RTMGDR\WOW
Wwabimp.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:0981,920x86RTMGDR\WOW
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:092,031,104IA-64RTMQFE
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:094,087,296IA-64RTMQFE
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:091,569,792IA-64RTMQFE
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:09220,160IA-64RTMQFE
Winetcomm.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:09608,256x86RTMQFE\WOW
Wmsoe.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:091,202,688x86RTMQFE\WOW
Wwab32.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:09479,744x86RTMQFE\WOW
Wwabimp.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:0981,920x86RTMQFE\WOW
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:122,031,104IA-64SP1GDR
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:124,087,296IA-64SP1GDR
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:121,569,792IA-64SP1GDR
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:12220,160IA-64SP1GDR
Winetcomm.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:12681,472x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wmsoe.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:121,315,328x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wwab32.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:12510,976x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wwabimp.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:1285,504x86SP1GDR\WOW
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:092,374,144IA-64SP1QFE
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:094,605,952IA-64SP1QFE
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:091,710,592IA-64SP1QFE
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:09242,688IA-64SP1QFE
Winetcomm.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:09681,472x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wmsoe.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:091,315,328x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wwab32.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:09510,976x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wwabimp.dll6.0.3790.50418-Mar-200604:0985,504x86SP1QFE\WOW

Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition; and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition; and Windows Server 2003 R2, Datacenter x64 Edition:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPUFolder
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:111,159,168x64SP1GDR
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:112,146,816x64SP1GDR
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11831,488x64SP1GDR
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11128,000x64SP1GDR
Winetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11681,472x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wmsoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:111,315,328x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wwab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11510,976x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wwabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:1185,504x86SP1GDR\WOW
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:111,159,168x64SP1QFE
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:112,146,816x64SP1QFE
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11831,488x64SP1QFE
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11128,000x64SP1QFE
Winetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11681,472x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wmsoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:111,315,328x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wwab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11510,976x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wwabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:1185,504x86SP1QFE\WOW

Note When you install this security update on Windows Server 2003, the installer checks to see if one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix. If you have previously installed a hotfix to update an affected file, the installer copies the RTMQFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR files to your system.

For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the Update.exe installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

Arpidfix.exe is used by the security update installer to address an issue documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 904630. This file is not installed onto the affected system.

Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you can use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. MBSA allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and for common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

  • File Version Verification

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the following registry key.

    Windows Server 2003, Web Edition; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition; Windows Small Business Server 2003; Windows Server 2003, Web Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition with SP1; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-based Systems; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems; Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition; and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP2\KB911567\911567

    Note This registry key may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, this registry key may not be created correctly if an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams the 911567 security update into the Windows installation source files.

Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP Service Pack 2 and XP Professional x64 Edition

Prerequisites
This security update requires Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 322389.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs
The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.

Installation Information

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer after installation and forces other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x] Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/overwriteoem Overwrites OEM files without prompting
/nobackup Does not back up files needed for uninstall
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files
/integrate:path Integrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.
/extract[:path] Extracts files without starting the Setup program
/ER Enables extended error reporting
/verbose Enables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841. For more information about the Update.exe installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Deployment Information

To install the security update without any user intervention, use the following command at a command prompt for Microsoft Windows XP:

Windowsxp-kb911567-x86-enu /quiet

Note Use of the /quiet switch will suppress all messages. This includes suppressing failure messages. Administrators should use one of the supported methods to verify the installation was successful when they use the /quiet switch. Administrators should also review the KB911567.log file for any failure messages when they use this switch.

To install the security update without forcing the system to restart, use the following command at a command prompt for Windows XP:

Windowsxp-kb911567-x86-enu /norestart

For information about how to deploy this security update by using Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site. For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit the Windows Server Update Services Web site. This security update will also be available through the Microsoft Update Web site.

Restart Requirement

This update does not require a restart. The installer stops the required services, applies the update, and then restarts the services. However, if the required services cannot be stopped for any reason, or if required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart your computer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

System administrators can also use the Spuninst.exe utility to remove this security update. The Spuninst.exe utility is located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB911567$\Spuninst folder.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
SwitchDescription
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer after installation and forces other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x] Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeFolder
Inetcomm.dll6.0.2900.286917-Mar-200609:07679,424SP2GDR
Msoe.dll6.0.2900.286917-Mar-200609:071,311,744SP2GDR
Wab32.dll6.0.2900.286917-Mar-200609:07510,464SP2GDR
Wabimp.dll6.0.2900.286917-Mar-200609:0785,504SP2GDR
Inetcomm.dll6.0.2900.286917-Mar-200609:12679,424SP2QFE
Msoe.dll6.0.2900.286917-Mar-200609:121,311,744SP2QFE
Wab32.dll6.0.2900.286917-Mar-200609:12510,464SP2QFE
Wabimp.dll6.0.2900.286917-Mar-200609:1285,504SP2QFE

Windows XP Professional x64:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPUFolder
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:111,159,168x64SP1GDR
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:112,146,816x64SP1GDR
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11831,488x64SP1GDR
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11128,000x64SP1GDR
Wininetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11681,472x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wmsoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:111,315,328x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wwab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:11510,976x86SP1GDR\WOW
Wwabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:1185,504x86SP1GDR\WOW
Inetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:091,159,168x64SP1QFE
Msoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:092,146,816x64SP1QFE
Wab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:09831,488x64SP1QFE
Wabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:09128,000x64SP1QFE
Wininetcomm.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:09681,472x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wmsoe.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:091,315,328x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wwab32.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:09510,976x86SP1QFE\WOW
Wwabimp.dll6.0.3790.266318-Mar-200604:0985,504x86SP1QFE\WOW

Notes When you install this security update, the installer checks to see if one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies the SP1QFE or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the SP1GDR or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the Update.exe installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

Arpidfix.exe is used by the security update installer to address an issue documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 904630. This file is not installed onto the affected system.

Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you can use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. MBSA allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and for common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

  • File Version Verification

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the following registry keys.

    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, and Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP3\KB911567\911567

    For Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP Version 2003\SP2\KB911567\911567

    Note These registry keys may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, these registry keys may not be created correctly if an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams the 911567 security update into the Windows installation source files.

Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 or when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Prerequisites
To install the Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of this update, you must be running Internet Explorer 6 SP1 (version 6.00.2800.1106) on one of the following versions of Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Service Pack 1a (SP1a) or Small Business Server 2000 running with Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4 (SP4)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1

The software that is listed has been tested to determine whether the versions are affected. Other versions either no longer include security update support or may not be affected. To determine the support life cycle for your product and version, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site.

For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 260910.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs
The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.

Installation Information

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer after installation and forces other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x] Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/overwriteoem Overwrites OEM files without prompting
/nobackup Does not back up files needed for uninstall
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files
/integrate:path Integrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.
/extract[:path] Extracts files without starting the Setup program
/ER Enables extended error reporting
/verbose Enables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841. For more information about the Update.exe installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Deployment Information

To install the security update without any user intervention, use the following command at a command prompt for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or Windows XP Service Pack 1:

OE6.0sp1-KB911567-Windows-2000-XP-x86-ENU /quiet

Note Use of the /quiet switch will suppress all messages. This includes suppressing failure messages. Administrators should use one of the supported methods to verify the installation was successful when they use the /quiet switch. Administrators should also review the KB911567-OE6SP1-20060316.165634.log file for any failure messages when they use this switch.

To install the security update without forcing the system to restart, use the following command at a command prompt for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

OE6.0sp1-KB911567-Windows-2000-XP-x86-ENU /norestart

For more information about how to deploy this security update with Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site. For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit the Windows Server Update Services Web site. This security update will also be available through the Microsoft Update Web site.

Restart Requirement

This update does not require a restart. The installer stops the required services, applies the update, and then restarts the services. However, if the required services cannot be stopped for any reason, or if required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart your computer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.

Removal Information

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

System administrators can also use the Spuninst.exe utility to remove this security update. The Spuninst.exe utility is located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB911567-OE6SP1-20060316.165634$\Spuninst.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
SwitchDescription
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer after installation and forces other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x] Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Outlook Express 6 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Service Pack 1a (SP1a) or Small Business Server 2000 running with Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4 (SP4):

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Directdb.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3175,776
Inetcomm.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:31596,480
Inetres.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3147,616
Msident.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:2944,032
Msimn.exe6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3256,832
Msoe.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:321,176,064
Msoeacct.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:31229,376
Msoeres.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:322,479,616
Msoert2.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3191,136
Oeimport.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3193,184
Oemig50.exe6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3255,808
Oemiglib.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3231,744
Wab.exe6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3142,496
Wab32.dll6.0.2800.181617-Mar-200600:08465,408
Wabfind.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3130,208
Wabimp.dll6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3177,824
Wabmig.exe6.0.2800.180727-Feb-200621:3127,648

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you can use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. MBSA allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and for common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

  • File Version Verification

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Outlook Express 6\SP1\KB911567-OE6SP1-20060316.165634\Filelist

    Note This registry key may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, this registry key may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams the 911567 security update into the Windows installation source files.

Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Prerequisites

  • To install the Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) version of this update, you must be running Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 (version 5.00.3700.1000) on one of the following versions of Windows:
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Service Pack 1a (SP1a) or Small Business Server 2000 running with Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4 (SP4)

The software that is listed has been tested to determine whether the versions are affected. Other versions either no longer include security update support or may not be affected. To determine the support life cycle for your product and version, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site.

For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 260910.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs
The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.

Installation Information

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer after installation and forces other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x] Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/overwriteoem Overwrites OEM files without prompting
/nobackup Does not back up files needed for uninstall
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files
/integrate:path Integrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.
/extract[:path] Extracts files without starting the Setup program
/ER Enables extended error reporting
/verbose Enables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841. For more information about the Update.exe installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site. Deployment Information

To install the security update without any user intervention, use the following command at a command prompt for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

OE5.5sp2-KB911567-Windows2000sp4-x86-ENU /quiet

Note Use of the /quiet switch will suppress all messages. This includes suppressing failure messages. Administrators should use one of the supported methods to verify the installation was successful when they use the /quiet switch. Administrators should also review the KB911567-OE55SP2-20060317.162653.log file for any failure messages when they use this switch.

To install the security update without forcing the system to restart, use the following command at a command prompt for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

OE5.5sp2-KB911567-Windows2000sp4-x86-ENU /norestart

For more information about how to deploy this security update with Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site. For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit the Windows Server Update Services Web site. This security update will also be available through the Microsoft Update Web site.

Restart Requirement

This update does not require a restart. The installer stops the required services, applies the update, and then restarts the services. However, if the required services cannot be stopped for any reason, or if required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart your computer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.

Removal Information

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

System administrators can also use the Spuninst.exe utility to remove this security update. The Spuninst.exe utility is located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB911567-OE55SP2-20060317.162653$\Spuninst folder.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
SwitchDescription
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer after installation and forces other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x] Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Service Pack 1a (SP1a) or Small Business Server 2000 running with Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4 (SP4):

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Inetcomm.dll5.50.4963.170017-Mar-200622:30565,008
msoe.dll5.50.4963.170017-Mar-200622:301,147,152
Wab.exe5.50.4963.170017-Mar-200622:3020,752
Wab32.dll5.50.4963.170017-Mar-200622:30452,368
Wabimp.dll5.50.4963.170017-Mar-200622:3085,264

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you can use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. MBSA allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and for common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

  • File Version Verification

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Outlook Express 5.50\SP2\KB911567-OE55SP2-20060317.162653\Filelist

    Note This registry key may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, this registry key may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams the 911567 security update into the Windows installation source files.

Other Information

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

  • Stuart Pearson, working with TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Microsoft Outlook Express when using a Windows Address Book File Vulnerability - CVE-2006-0014
  • ATmaCA for reporting similar behavior to the Microsoft Outlook Express when using a Windows Address Book File Vulnerability - CVE-2006-0014

Obtaining Other Security Updates:

Updates for other security issues are available at the following locations:

Support:

  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates.
  • International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the International Support Web site.

Security Resources:

Software Update Services:

By using Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates to Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003-based servers, and to desktop systems that are running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional.

For more information about how to deploy security updates by using Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site.

Windows Server Update Services:

By using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates for Windows 2000 operating systems and later, Office XP and later, Exchange Server 2003, and SQL Server 2000 onto Windows 2000 and later operating systems.

For more information about how to deploy security updates using Windows Server Update Services, visit the Windows Server Update Services Web site.

Systems Management Server:

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers a highly-configurable enterprise solution for managing updates. By using SMS, administrators can identify Windows-based systems that require security updates and can perform controlled deployment of these updates throughout the enterprise with minimal disruption to end users. For more information about how administrators can use SMS 2003 to deploy security updates, visit the SMS 2003 Security Patch Management Web site. SMS 2.0 users can also use Software Updates Service Feature Pack to help deploy security updates. For information about SMS, visit the SMS Web site.

Note SMS uses the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, the Microsoft Office Detection Tool, and the Enterprise Scan Tool to provide broad support for security bulletin update detection and deployment. Some software updates may not be detected by these tools. Administrators can use the inventory capabilities of the SMS in these cases to target updates to specific systems. For more information about this procedure, visit the following Web site. Some security updates require administrative rights following a restart of the system. Administrators can use the Elevated Rights Deployment Tool (available in the SMS 2003 Administration Feature Pack and in the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack) to install these updates.

Disclaimer:

The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

Revisions:

  • V1.0 (April 11, 2006): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (April 15, 2006): Bulletin updated to discuss a privacy related change included in this update for Outlook Express 6 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, and Outlook Express 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 to ignore the “X-Unsent” field in email headers.
  • V1.2 (April 26, 2006): Bulletin revised: “Caveats” section updated due to new issues discovered with the security update. Error message when you open the Windows Address Book or you open Outlook Express after you install cumulative security update.
  • V1.3 (January 10, 2007): Bulletin updated to modify the “File Information” for Windows Server 2003 in the “Security Update Information” section.

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