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Re: Secunia Research: Microsoft Windows Object Packager Dialog Spoofing
From: edubp2002 () hotmail com
Date: 14 Oct 2006 08:32:49 -0000
I knew about this particular flaw for some time . (honestly I found it by accident, like I think the the security
researcher from secunia did...or maybe it leaked from where I posted it?!?!?!!! :P).
This could be a bit more critical if :
1) a '\' (not a '/') was placed at the end of the command line followed by an arbitrary name which could be eg.
'\mypicture.bmp ' then at the object icon, a real bmp icon is set and the object name set to 'mypicture.bmp' so that
the packager would precisely show only 'mypicture.bmp' at the warning msg n not a part of the command line as it would
appear if a '/' was put instead of '\'.
2) renaming the .RTF file to .WRI, that would make the file be opened in wordpad since by default WRI files are opened
in wordpad even with MS Word installed, and therefore not needing to embed a wordpad document in a word / powerpoint /
excel and then less user interaction would be required. Plus if u embed a real picture in Wordpad it does NOT show the
picture, it shows the default icon for that kind of image, eg. a bmp picture. MS Word, on the other hand shows the
picture inside the document not an icon.
well dont panic it is patched by now ;)