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AW: Security issue in Microsoft Outlook
From: "Stein, Wilhelm Michael" <Wilhelm.Stein () detecon com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 11:11:17 +0200
I cannot reproduce this using Outlook 2003. I tried it in several ways (overwriting, inserting and deleting). The link
always leads to the site which is shown as link.
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Gesendet: Mittwoch, 18. Mai 2005 22:28
An: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Cc: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Betreff: Security issue in Microsoft Outlook
An issue has been discovered in MS Outlook (All
Versions) where anyone can fake a URL & send it across.
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 http://www.cybertrion.com
I am not sure how critical this is but it can fool alot of people & result in download of a virus.
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- AW: Security issue in Microsoft Outlook Stein, Wilhelm Michael (May 19)