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RE: Security issue in Microsoft Outlook
From: "David Corn" <david () covetrix com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 10:39:57 -0500
This can fool people but it's not a bug in my opinion. It's the same as
You can also achieve this by typing a url and right clicking it then by
clicking edit hyperlink, then you can change the values to mask it. So
this is not a bug just a feature that can be used to trick users.
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From: Bakchodiya [mailto:bakchodiya () yahoo com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 3:28 PM
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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