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Windows URI Handling Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4581

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.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-3896
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