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From: dennisc at kdoc.dc.state.ks.us (Dennis Cooper)
Subject: Shortcut...... may cause 100% cpu use!!!

DOS Weenie Mode ON:

Actually, the /y is a switch in the DOS format command... It answers the
"Are you SURE?" question with a "y" for you...

Quite nasty if used in a script for mischief...  Format C: /u /y would
format c: without waiting for anything.

It is one of the semi-undocumented 'features' of the format command since
dos 3 something I think.

Just my two cent worth...




-----Original Message-----
From: Ricardo Moura [mailto:ricardo@...rohardbr.com.br]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 9:59 AM
To: full-disclosure@...ts.netsys.com
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Shortcut...... may cause 100% cpu use!!!


On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 16:48:48 +0200
"Ag. System Administrator" <sysadmin@...nt.co.il> wrote:

> PS: format c: /u /y will fix ALL windoze vulns...

there is no '/y' switch in the format command you idiot.

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