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Article ID: 2832006 - Last Review: March 26, 2013 - Revision: 1.0

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2819682 (http://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2819682)

Purpose

This article announces the availability of an update for Windows Modern Mail. This update resolves the spoofing issue that is documented in Security Advisory 2819682.

For more information about Windows Modern Mail, go to the following Microsoft webpage:
http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/mail-calendar-people-and/64a79953-cf0b-44f9-b5c4-ee5df3a15c63 (http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/mail-calendar-people-and/64a79953-cf0b-44f9-b5c4-ee5df3a15c63)

FAQ

What is the scope of the vulnerability?
This is a spoofing vulnerability.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could make a link to a malicious website seem to be a link to another, trusted website. 

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending an email message that has specially formatted HTML.
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500) for other considerations.

Applies to
  • Windows RT
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
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