DHTML Control Killer (Read: Fixing another Microsoft gaffe)

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DHTML Control Killer (Read: Fixing another Microsoft gaffe)

Postby Scott » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:09 pm

Some details are provided in Mark Russinovich's blog.

The solution is a simple "replace text" filter as follows:

Match text:
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2d360201-fff5-11d1-8d03-00a0c959bc0a

Replacement text:
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I have no idea if this will break anything that matters, but I tend to doubt it.
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Postby linx05 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:18 am

It doesn't show up on mine. Using the latest beta and filters.
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Postby Guest » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:31 pm

What doesn't show up?
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Postby Scott » Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:18 pm

If you mean the popup, yeah, same here... Doesn't happen on my system with Firefox. So maybe this filter is totally unnecessary. Oh well.
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Postby Jeff » Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:34 pm

It's blocked by default in IE as well.
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Postby Scott » Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:50 pm

Well then WTF is Mark Russinovich talking about?
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Postby Shamurai » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:28 pm

Also, that flaw is in JAVA, not IE, so its not microsoft's job to fix it ;-)
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Postby Scott » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:35 pm

Shamurai wrote:Also, that flaw is in JAVA, not IE, so its not microsoft's job to fix it ;-)


What on earth are you talking about?

A little more research revealed this is the GUID for the Microsoft DHTML (MSDHTML) Editor ActiveX control that ships with every copy of Windows. The control is considered safe for scripting by Windows, which means that anybody can generate popups that bypass standard popup blockers by invoking its scripting interface.
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Postby Shamurai » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:00 am

Sorry, should have specified the flaw I am talking about is the one in your signature
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Postby Scott » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:07 am

Shamurai wrote:Also, that flaw is in JAVA, not IE, so its not microsoft's job to fix it ;-)

You're confusing "Java" with "JavaScript", and it is, in fact, a bug in Internet Explorer (and all the other browsers). One job of a browser is to handle JavaScript securely and correctly.

The commentary in my sig has to do with what I perceive as a lousy attitude on the part of Microsoft.

I am not very impressed at all with Firefox's security record so far, either, so don't go thinking I'm one of those "rah rah to the freebie!" chauvinistic idiots.
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Postby war59312 » Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:38 am

Guess I am not effected either.

Got a feeling sp2 is not effected. ;)

It fails with a script error of:

Line: 34
Char: 2
Error: 'x.DOM.Script' is null or not an object
Code 0
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