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Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 12:22:14 -0500
From: Art Manion <>
To: Kurt Seifried <>,,
Subject: Re: POS#1 Self-Executing HTML: Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6.0 Part

--On Thursday, November 06, 2003 2:02 AM -0700 Kurt Seifried
<> wrote:

>> In our never-ending quest for entertainment, we commece from
>> this date forward to end-2004 our POS series of findings. That
>> is the 'perfect operating system'. Today we debut and regurgitate
>> new and not so new for fun as follows. A warm up for the New Year if
>> you will !:
> This is easy to avoid. Just set the kill bit for the affected Active
> component, Adodb.Stream for which the CLSID is
> 4B106874-DD36-11D0-8B44-00A024DD9EFF.

{4B106874-DD36-11D0-8B44-00A024DD9EFF} is the Local Troubleshooter control.

The ADODB.Stream control, an important part of several current IE exploits,
is {00000566-0000-0010-8000-00AA006D2EA4}.

MS KB article about the kill bit:


Disable Active scripting for untrusted sites.

  - Art

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