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RE: Security issue in Microsoft Outlook
From: "Domingos Bruges" <djsb () neonisp com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 23:31:34 +0100
Outlook does that when composing an email in HTML format, where you can have
any name associated to a link with a <a href> tag.
The example you give is something like <a href="http://www.cybertrion.com">
From: Bakchodiya [mailto:bakchodiya () yahoo com]
Sent: quarta-feira, 18 de Maio de 2005 21:28
To: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Cc: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: Security issue in Microsoft Outlook
An issue has been discovered in MS Outlook (All
Versions) where anyone can fake a URL & send it
How does it work:
Lets compose an email in MS Outlook, lets type
http://www.cybertrion.com & put a space after it to
make it a link. Now put your cursor just before
cybertrion & type any URL for eg:
http://www.foo-labs.info now send it to anyone. The
receiver will see the URL as http://www.foo-labs.info
but when he clicks on it it will directly take him to
I am not sure how critical this is but it can fool
alot of people & result in download of a virus.
For more details and Discovered by:
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