Microsoft Windows XP Firewall .exe firewall bypass
|winxp-firewall-exe-bypass (25598)||Medium Risk|
Windows Firewall could allow an attacker to trick a user into unblocking a Trojan by placing a malicious .exe with no file name in a trusted program directory. When an application alert is triggered by the Trojan, only the directory name that contains the Trojan would be displayed, which could trick a user into believing the firewall has blocked a legitimate program.
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Mar 24 2006 - 04:34:46 CST: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Firewall issue.
- CVE-2006-1476: Windows Firewall in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 produces incorrect application block alerts when the application filename is .exe (with no characters before the .), which might allow local user-assisted users to trick a user into unblocking a Trojan horse program, as demonstrated by a malicious .exe program in a folder named Internet Explorer
- OSVDB ID: 31779: Windows Firewall .exe Incorrect Application Block Alerts
- Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Mar 24, 2006
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