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Exploit/iFrame

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Exploit/iFrame
Technical name:Exploit/iFrame
Threat level:Low
Alias:Exploit,, iFrame
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  

It allows files attached to email messages to be automatically run in Outlook Express.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS; Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:April 23, 2002
Detection updated on:June 17, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Exploit/iFrame is code written in the HTML language, which is included in the body of a message in order to exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

This vulnerability affects Internet Explorer 5.01 and 5.5 SP-1, and allows files attached to email messages to be automatically run when the message is viewed through Outlook Preview Pane. It is exploited by worms like Klez, Nimda, Badtrans, Frethem, etc., in order to be run automatically through Outlook Preview Pane.

For more information on this vulnerability and on the corresponding security patch, visit the Microsoft website.