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RE: What about M$ in the shell: race
From: "Larry Seltzer" <larry () larryseltzer com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 11:47:37 -0400

However, the shell: command opens the programs when used locally in the URL bar.  

If by this you are referring to the preposterous scenario in which someone literally
types 'shell:windows\\system32\\calc.exe' or something like it into the Address bar, I
just tested it and you're incorrect. I get an Invalid Syntax error. Try again.

I think it would have to be used with another IE vuln to really create a
problem-However, the shell: command opens the programs when used locally in the URL bar.
I think it would have to be used with another IE vuln to really create a problem- 

So because there are vulnerabilities in IE, anything and everything is exploitable? I
think you'll have to do better than this. Every bit of real testing I've seen shows this
is not a real vulnerability in IE.

Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
http://security.eweek.com/
http://blog.ziffdavis.com/seltzer
larryseltzer () ziffdavis com 

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