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Buffer overflow in VCard handler in Outlook 2000 and 98, and Outlook Express 5.x, allows an attacker to execute arbitrary commands via a malformed vCard birthday field.
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Date Entry Created
20010210 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20010404)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(4) Baker, Balinsky, Cole, Wall
MODIFY(1) Frech
REVIEWING(3) Bishop, Christey, Ziese
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> In a post to Bugtraq, Joel Moses notes that this is a
   duplicate of CVE-2000-0756:
   As of this writing, it is not certain which candidate
   should be preferred: the candidate that has been publicly
   known longer (i.e. CVE-2000-0756), or the more "official"
   candidate, which has probably been publicized more (i.e.
 Balinsky> It seems that this is a more specific case of
   CVE-2000-0756. The reference for 2000-0756 states that there is a
   buffer overflow in the birthday AND the e-mail field, as well as other
   suspected fields. As this current candidate only addresses the
   birthday field, it seems that there are likely different lines of code
   Microsoft is not specific about what specifically the patch
   addresses. It is possible that the other overflows in 2000-0756 are
   still vulnerable and that the @stake group just didn't bother to test
   We will not know the answer until someone retests those other
   fields to see if they are still vulnerable.
   If they are, then 2000-0756 might deserve being split up.
 Frech> XF:outlook-vcard-dos(5175)
 Christey> Consider adding BID:2459

Proposed (Legacy)
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