another IE weakness exposed


Overclocked Like A Mother
8 Jul 2002
A cut 'n' paste from

Critical: Moderately critical
Impact: Security Bypass

Where: From remote

Software: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

http-equiv has identified a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, allowing malicious web sites to spoof the file extension of downloadable files.

The problem is that Internet Explorer can be tricked into opening a file, with a different application than indicated by the file extension. This can be done by embedding a CLSID in the file name. This could be exploited to trick users into opening "trusted" file types which are in fact malicious files.

Secunia has created an online test:

This has been reported to affect Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.

NOTE: Prior versions may also be affected.

Do not use "Open" file, always save files to a folder as this reveals the suspicious filename.

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I've seen that before back in the day with IE5. I'm surpised they haven't fixed that by now. Well, good thing I don't use IE.
How can an exploit in the day and age of spam/IRC, and other places ppl are exposed to a never ending spam of URL's, be only "Moderately critical" when they could be clicking what they think is a harmless jpg and instead is a exe that destroys everything on there computer or turns it into a DDoS zombie?

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Also Hi EP and people. I found this place again while looking through a oooollllllldddd backup. I have filled over 10TB and was looking at my collection of antiques. Any bids on the 500Mhz Win 95 fix?
Any of the SP crew still out there?
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Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
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