[Full-Disclosure] Microsoft's fix for URL containing username:password@ obfuscation
Zach.Forsyth at kiandra.com
Wed Jan 28 02:47:44 GMT 2004
Great solution :(
Love the MS way of fixing things...
It fixes url obfuscation somehwat but doesn't this break ftp
functionality in IE when behind a firewall?
If you type in ftp.mysite.com or whatever, IE automatically logs you in
using anonymous credentials.
If the site allows anonymous logins you don't get the chance to login
using your own credentials, you are just taken straight in.
Anone know a workaround to tell IE not pass anonymous credentials
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bobby Brown [mailto:bbrown at netsecadmin.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 28 January 2004 12:57 PM
> To: full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com
> Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Microsoft's fix for URL containing
> username:password@ obfuscation
> Microsoft plans to release a software update that removes
> support for handling user names and passwords in HTTP and
> HTTP with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or HTTPS URLs in
> Microsoft Internet Explorer. The following URL syntax is no
> longer supported in Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer
> after you install this software update:
> http(s)://username:password at server/resource.ext
> This article is intended to give you advance notice of this
> change in Internet Explorer's default behavior. If you
> include user information in HTTP or HTTPS URLs, Microsoft
> recommends that you explore the workarounds that are
> described in this article before you install this software
> update. Microsoft will post more information in this article
> when the software update becomes available.
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