RE: AIM Password theft

From: Andrew McKnight (
Date: 09/24/03

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    To: "Lothar Kimmeringer" <>, <>
    Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 11:23:04 +0100

    Is there a specific patch for this vulernability? Windows Update is telling me I'm completely up to date but I'm still vulernable.

    IT Guy.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Lothar Kimmeringer []
    Sent: 24 September 2003 00:44
    Subject: Re: AIM Password theft

    On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:53:59 -0400, Mark Coleman wrote:

    >I just started investigating a report that appears to have merit of a
    >username/password theft of AIM accounts.
    >Users are being directed to a web page located at where the
    >source appears to run a javascript program that is proportedly stealing
    >AIM usernames/passwords/buddy lists.
    >Does anyone have any information related to www. or the
    >technique being used?

    The technique uses a flaw in Internet Explorer with the OBJECT-tag
    allowing code to be executed locally that is loaded from a website.

    The tag
    <object data=tracker.php></object>
    lets IE download a HTML-application that will be executed after

    A testpage where you can test your locally installed Internet
    Explorer for being vulnerable can be found at
    If your installation is vulnerable, a program will be downloaded
    to C:\browsercheck.exe that will executed afterwards leading to
    a window popping up. The page is in German.

    Regards, Lothar

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