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Re: Re: shell:windows
From: Barry Fitzgerald <bkfsec () sdf lonestar org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 13:49:03 -0400

Larry Seltzer wrote:

meaningful problem either, then we can agree to disagree on the scope.  I'll agree that
getting this issue to run code of the choosing of the attacker is more difficult than
some other unpatched IE holes, but it is not impossible.
I disagree completely. The Mozilla problem, which I'll readily agree is not in the same
league with most of the recent IE problems, allowed a local program to execute simply by
visiting a web page that had the appropriate shell: link in a META tag. You actually
think this is on the same level as requiring a user to type
"shell:windows\system32\foo.exe" into the Address bar?

No - there are numerous ways to force input into places like the address bar. As someone else already stated, for this to work you have to be able to push it into that area. There are numerous ways to do this and for a person with a little more time on their hands, finding one that works properly should not be difficult.

Stop thinking about this as being a one-dimensional issue. Security issues very rarely are that one-dimensional.

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