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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 July 2003  

Windows XP Delete Files Vulnerability

Proof of concept

Copy some files in your c:\windows\temp\ directory.

Now click on this link:

Delete windows\temp files (Link removed for your security)

A Windows Help Centre wizard shows up, but the files are already being deleted in the background.

Interesting isn't it? Even more interesting is that this link could easily be made to run from a web page or email without you even clicking a link.

 

Fix:

Install Windows XP service pack 1 from Microsoft (HUGE download)

  OR

Install a hotfix from Microsoft to fix the problem.

 

 

 

 

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