TITLE

MIME exploit

PUB. DATE
April 2016
SOURCE
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia;Apr2016, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A vulnerability in certain versions of Internet Explorer that enables a virus to be unleashed by merely viewing a Web site or an HTML-based e-mail. A MIME header associated with an executable attachment is modified to the type that IE does not handle properly, which causes it to be executed automatically. Such bugs are corrected with a patch to the software and are fixed in subsequent versions. The Nimda virus uses the MIME exploit. See Nimda.
ACCESSION #
114226903

 

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