[Esd-l] Very long subject line, readme.exe

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Wed Sep 19 19:52:01 PDT 2001

At 11:44 PM 9/18/2001, Simon Matthews wrote:
>We received an email with the 'readme.exe' virus attached. However, I also
>noticed that the subject line was very long -- it took over 2 lines to
>display is on my screen. It was something like 'desktopsample' repeated
>many times over.
>Anyone else seen this? Is this intended as a buffer overflow attempt?

That's exactly what it is. As I recall, both Outlook and Outlook Express
are susceptible.


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