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+ - First vulnerability in Vista's Windows Mail

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Clicking on a link in an email can be enough to launch a program on you local machine — at least if you are using Windows Mail on Vista. For this to work there must be a folder with the same name like the executable file though. The discoveror of this problem, a hacker called Kingcope, points to winrm and migwiz, heise Security was able to launch the calculator after creating a folder called calc. So while this is not a big deal by itself, it makes you wonder, what else is lurking beyond the surface of the sucessor to Outlook Express."

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