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Re: WMF Exploit
From: "Crist J. Clark" <cristjc () comcast net>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 15:27:48 -0800
On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 09:58:37AM -0600, Todd Towles wrote:
I don't think because here win98 doesn't recognize the .wmf extension.
Without installling a third-party image viewer, it is my understanding
that pre-Windows 2000 OS are less vulnerable. But most people do have
third-party image viewers installed and it is possible that these apps
make the OS attackable.
IE 6 displayed WMF files on a test Win98 system just fine for
Remember, just because when you double-click on a WMF file
Windows Explorer doesn't know what to do with it does NOT mean
that when presented to IE in an <img> tag, it won't. Even trying
to open the file with IE doesn't mean anything. You need to
try it in a webpage.
For example, take your sample WMF, sample.wmf, and create
a test page, wmf.htm,
<title>WMF Rendering Test</title>
The WMF image should appear below.
<img src="sample.wmf" alt="Not processed!">
And load that into IE. Works for me on Win98.
Crist J. Clark | cjclark () alum mit edu
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