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Re: New (19.10.05) MS-IE Url Spoofing bug (by K-Gen).
From: Nick FitzGerald <nick () virus-l demon co uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 20:15:30 +1300

Raoul Nakhmanson-Kulish wrote:

This isn't a piece of news. This is absolutely expected behavior in all 
JavaScript-aware browsers.

Really?

Cross-platform code (remove line breaks to test):
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com"; 
onclick="self.location.href='http://www.google.com/';return 
false;">Microsoft</a>

Works OK in MSIE 6.0/Win2003 SP1 fully patched, Mozilla 1.7.12, Opera 8.50.

In my Win2KSP4+, Mozilla 1.0.7 it doesn't work (well, OK, it _does_ 
"work" (in an odd sense) when you hit the "go back button" (Alt-
LeftArrow) after navigating to the MS site bny clicking the _non-
spoofed_ MS link, with the browser "redirecting" you to Google (where 
you weren't before) when going back -- most weird!).


Regards,

Nick FitzGerald

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