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TEXT/PLAIN: ALERT("OUTLOOK EXPRESS")
Date: Fri Jul 25 2003 - 12:06:43 CDT
Friday, July 25, 2003
Active Scripting and HTML in a plain text mail message:
X-Source: 25.07.03 http://www.malware.com
The above is a legitimate RFC822 mail message in plain text.
Ordinarily one would require an html mail message [Content-Type:
text/html;] to parse html and scripting. The above functions under a
plain text mail message in Outlook Express 6.00 and Outlook Express
5.5 [perhaps others]. Outlook Exprss 6 has restricted zone as default
as well as an option to read messages in plain text [use it !]. Other
versions do not.
This was definitely fixed way back when:
[see: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3334 ].
It can be of interest to admins who filter based on content type at
the gateway, as well as newsgroup operators who do the same [less so
1. We're working on html in the 'plain text' zone of OE6 next.
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