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Outlook Long Filename Bug

Posted on 1998-08-05
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I've just read that if someone attach a very long filename (more than 256 chars), for example:

123456890...7890.txtCODE_TO_DO_BAD_THINGS_TO_YOUR_COMPUTER

Then, if you use Outlook, the CODE_TO_DO_BAD_THINGS_TO_YOUR_COMPUTER will go to your memory and get executed it.

My question is: How can someone name a file more than 256 chars? I'm just curious and wanna try it. Using File Explorer, I can only name a file 256 chars max. I can't type anything after that.

For those of you who has not get the patch to fix this problem, go to

http://www.microsoft.com/ie/security/oelong.htm
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Using Unix, Linux, or another OS?  I am not 100% sure so I am posting this as a comment...
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The name in this case means the file name + the path. Outlook
Express finds problem with this.
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using windows 95/98/NT
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by:varun071898
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Yes I meant that if you have a path of 220 characters (eg:
c:\program files\............) and then a file name of 60 characters (last 25 contain an executable code), you can experience of Outlook Express crash on you if you try to open it.
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