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Alert (SA04-070A)

Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook 2002

Original release date: March 10, 2004

Systems Affected

Systems running Microsoft Office XP and Outlook 2002


There is a vulnerability in Outlook 2002 that could allow attackers to take control of your computer.


By taking advantage of the way Outlook interprets email links, an attacker may be able to gain control of your computer.

A technical description of these vulnerabilities is available from US-CERT in TA04-070A and from Microsoft in MS04-009.


Apply a patch

Microsoft's Office Security Update for March 2004 links to the necessary patches.


This document is available from <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/alerts/SA04-070A.html>

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Revision History

  • March 10, 2004: Initial release

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