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Re: IE7 is a Source of Problem - Secunia IE7 Release Incident of October 2006
From: Jerome Athias <jerome.athias () free fr>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 19:33:20 +0200

Dear Mi/aster Liu Die Yu,

I would like to let you know that i know you and i greatly respect your 
work.

I'm not a security expert, but when i speak about IE vulnerabilities; i 
speak about Liu Die Yu

just as
when i speak about oracle vulnerabilities, i speak about *Litchfield
when i speak about shatter attacks, i speak about Brett Moore
when i speak about games vulnerabilities, i speak about Luigi Auriemma
when i speak about web vulnerabilities, i speak about Rgod
when i speak about office vulnerabilities, i speak about Class101
i speak also about HD Moore and more guys...

it's just as speaking about reggae without speaking about Bob Marley or 
about how to make money without to speak about Bill Gates (or Dave Aitel)


So, for you and these respectable legends:

I SALUTE YOU!


We all have only one life, and not any time, but legends never die...

Thanks
/JA
*
LIUDIEYU dot COM a écrit :
Upon IE7 release, Secunia published SA22477 titled `Internet Explorer
7 "mhtml:" Redirection Information Disclosure`.

Here I figured a straightforward demo - navigate IE7 to:
* mhtml:http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.yahoo.com/
Google redirects to Yahoo, Yahoo content is loaded, but browser
location is not updated.

Microsoft blogs assure vulnerability brought up by Secunia is not in
IE7, technically, rather, it's Outlook Express; and as usual, words of
Microsoft were well honored by several public media sources.

Microsoft do not even send the slightest comment that IE is a source
of problem - despite there involves cross-domain data compromise, HTTP
redirection, ActiveX(DOM also works) ... all in all, when this attack
happens, it got to be IE and no other.

Let me sum up: in this case IE is vulnerable, only IE is vulnerable,
and Microsoft say "These reports are technically inaccurate: the issue
concerned in these reports is not in Internet Explorer 7 (or any other
version) at all".

Upon seeing "mhtml:", it reminds of a magnificent historic incident
which also involved "mhtml:" -- an IE exploit so perfectly and widely
utilized that it made CERT suggest "Use a different web browser"(CERT
KB VU#323070), and firstly initiated the boom of Firefox. Of course
Microsoft is unlikely to say technically this is also not IE's
problem.

At last allow me to put an off-topic yet sentimental complain ...
Quite a while ago, when I got IE exploits and Secunia broadcasted
about them, my name was in every news report; This month same
situation, codedreamer - original finder of the "mhtml:" thing
broadcasted by Secunia - was not properly given credit ... no
mentioning in news reports, no mentioning in the famous first ever IE7
advisory SA22477, codedreamer made the whole thing yet Secunia gave
but one single line of credit in bottom of demo "The test is based on
Proof of Concept code by codedreamer". Let me say I'm a man who
believes in paying respect, thus I made this little complain, paying
my respect to codedreamer.


Best Wishes for All Firefox Surfers and Firefox 2.0

Liu Die Yu
25 OCT 06



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