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RE: MS Outlook/Outlook Express Preview Pane Security Issue?
From: Jeff McLaughlin <JMclaughlin () springsgov com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 13:17:48 -0700

Check out http://www.slipstick.com/emo/2004/up040204.htm

For an article on preview pane safety.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn Jackson [mailto:sjackson () horizonusa com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 11:14 AM
To: Paul Kurczaba; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: MS Outlook/Outlook Express Preview Pane Security Issue?

Is there any security/privacy risk in enabling the preview pane in
Microsoft 
Outlook and Outlook Express even when latest patches are installed?

I'd say yes, because it's still unsecured even with the latest round of
patches. Now Outlook 2003's preview pane won't download images or render
script, unless you turn it on. For that I'd still say no, but I've been
testing it out and haven't had a problem yet. I just use Auto Preview in
Outlook, work ok and renders in plain text.

Shawn Jackson
Systems Administrator
Horizon USA
1190 Trademark Dr #107
Reno NV 89521

www.horizonusa.com
Email: sjackson () horizonusa com
Phone: (775) 858-2338
       (800) 325-1199 x338

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