Security Update for Outlook Express and Windows Mail
Description: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Outlook Express and Windows Mail. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user visits a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. 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. This security update addresses the vulnerability by changing the MHTML protocol handler in Windows so that it securely handles MHTML URLs in redirection scenarios.
Update type: Important
Release date: August 12, 2008
Applies to: All
Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951066
Comments: Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:
- URL Parsing Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability – CVE-2008-1448
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB951066.