[Dshield] QHOSTS-1 Trojan & MSIE6 Vulnerability

Al Reust areust at comcast.net
Sat Oct 4 15:21:24 GMT 2003

Yesterday MS released the MS03-040 and rated it as Critical. Yes I know it 
was not Thursday per normal LOL

Who should read this bulletin: Users running Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Impact of vulnerability: Run code of attacker's choice.
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
Recommendation: Customers should apply the patch immediately.

For those that missed it. the question remains how many of the holes did 
they finally close.


At 02:33 PM 10/3/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>http://www.utils32.com/adiefiltr.asp is what I've been playing with and 
>does what is needed. It can flip a site into a JS enable zone and let you 
>block popups, etc... then "reset" it back to restricted. I just find $20 a 
>bit much for what should be a M$ supplied control
>M$ did supply a IE add-in that did allow adding to Trusted or Restricted, 
>no source, no MSDN example, etc... it all comes down to registry entries.
>At 10:13 10/3/2003, Tom Liston wrote:
>>To the best of my knowledge, there is no third-party add-in that allows JS
>>to be turned on and off easily.  I looked into writing one, but I'm not
>>even sure it is possible.  Changing stuff in the registry on the fly
>>doesn't seem to work, because IE doesn't check the registry each time
>>before it attempts to run JS code...  only on start up.
>>Poor, poor, POOR interface design...
>>- -TL
>>On 2 Oct 2003 at 22:13, warpmedia wrote:
>> > Yet again proof that JS & ActiveX should be considered unsafe for general
>> > browsing and that M$ not catching bugs properly ought to add a zone
>> > management to the IE taskbar, distribute appropriate .reg patches to add
>> > security zones that enable JS & ActiveX (separately, granular), and set IE
>> > to restricted zone by default. Usability of windows update be damned.
>>- ---- >8 ---- Snip!
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