Windows URI Handling Vulnerability
The URL handling in Shell32.dll in the Windows shell in Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 with Internet Explorer 7 installed allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs via invalid "%" sequences in a mailto: or other URI handler as demonstrated using mIRC Outlook Firefox Adobe Reader Skype and other applications. NOTE: this issue might be related to other issues involving URL handlers in Windows systems such as CVE-2007-3845. There also might be separate but closely related issues in the applications that are invoked by the handlers.
- Microsoft Windows XP
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003