When the email client receives a malicious mail or news message that contains an attachment with a very long filename, it could cause the email client to shut down unexpectedly, or allow arbitrary code to execute on the client workstation.
Microsoft Outlook 98
Localized versions of the Outlook 98 patch will be released shortly.
Microsoft Outlook Express 4.x
Customers using Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 or 4.01 SP1 for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 or the Macintosh should download the available updated patch from the Internet Explorer security Web site, (http://www.microsoft.com/ie/security/oelong.htm)
Windows 98 customers can also get the updated Outlook Express patch using the Windows Update feature of Windows 98. For more information, please visit the Windows Update site, http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
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- Originally reported by Microsoft
- Posted on The NT Shop on August 19, 1998
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