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MS05-029

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS05-029
Technical name:MS05-029
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in Outlook Web Access for Exchange Server 5.5, Vulnerabilidad de Outlook Web Access para Exchange Server 5.5
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in Outlook Web Access, which is a service of Exchange Server. It allows hackers to access to any data on the Outlook Web Access server that was accessible to the user under attack.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2000

First detected on:June 15, 2005
Detection updated on:June 15, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS05-029 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Outlook Web Access, which is a service of Exchange Server. Affected version is Exchange Server 5.5. This vulnerability allows hackers to access to any data on the Outlook Web Access server that was accessible to the user under attack.

If exploited successfully, MS05-029 allows a script to take the following actions on the user's computer, among others: monitor the web session, forward information to a third party, run other code and read or write cookies.

In order to exploit this vulnerability, the attacking user must send a specially crafted email message, and then entice users into opening it by using Outlook Web Access.

 

If you have a server with Exchange Server v5.5 installed, it is recommendable to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.