Juan Manuel Calvo jmc at cema.edu.ar
Thu Oct 31 07:16:01 PST 2002

There are a security problem with this item, one spam message trapped in
our server has an attachment containing a MSWord, this document has an 
INCLUDEPICTURE pointing to a remote page, and the url includes a message 
identifier. With this the sender can detect if the attachmente was open
and get information about the victim computer.

John D. Hardin wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Simon Matthews wrote:
>>I just saw an email that was quarantined because of the
>>IIRC, this check is to stop stealing of files on disk. However in the 
>>example that I saw, the picture URL referred to an external website.
>>Is there any way to exclude references to websites from this check or only 
>>trigger quarantining if the reference is to a local file?
> Not at the moment.
> I'll have to see how parseable the target specifier is.
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