UpdatesDescription: 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

Download link: 32-bit | 64-bit

Comments: Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:

  • URL Parsing Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability – CVE-2008-1448

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