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Web View Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3585

The Web View DLL (webvw.dll) as used in Windows Explorer on Windows 2000 systems does not properly filter an apostrophe ("'") in the author name in a document which allows attackers to execute arbitrary script via extra attributes when Web View constructs a mailto: link for the preview pane when the user selects the file.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-1191
Product(s):
  • Windows Explorer