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Vista's Windows Mail - program execution - CVE-2007-1658

There is public discussion about a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Vista's Windows Mail. It centers around crafted URLs that are able to start programs if a similarly named directory exists as well. Claims are made this works against both local resources and UNC paths (e.g. \\server\share\path\file ) which are intrinsically remote.

CVE-2007-1658 was assigned to this issue.

We're still seeking further information and will keep tracking this with the other publicly known unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft products.

Swa Frantzen -- NET2S


760 Posts
Mar 24th 2007

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