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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2003, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. what the hell

I can't open the thread that I started asking about that file://Con/con thing. I still don't know what it is.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-08-2003, 06:44 PM
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Open Ms-dos prompt. type it on the command line, and then press enter.


















JK. don't do that. It deletes windows ...I think. But I do know it isn't a good thing.

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This is what was posted by Grant


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[9x] "file:///c|/con/con/con" Vulnerability
Last modified : 03/17/2000 15:06 [JST] [Fix]

This is a warning for all users of Microsoft Windows 95 and 98.

This vulnerability will crash your computer if you access "file:///c|/con/con" (also on any drive). "prn", "nul", "aux",and "lpt[1-9]" also cause the crash (ANY reserved device name as a filename of the form "device\device").

It will break everything related to VFAT. It will destroy the file system on your machine, so do NOT access the files mentioned above.

The following commands on MS-DOS prompt also crash your computer.

cd c:\con\con
cd c:\prn\prn
And more...
These tags and commands are easy to write, but your machine will be damaged very much. Absolutely terrible thing!

It is also reported that the crash happens whenever you access "con\con" on any dialog box to open a file.

To defend the crash, please see the following references.

Microsoft Security Bulletin
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Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.

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doesn't c:/aux/aux; /nul/nul; and /clock$/clock$ do it also?

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doesn't c:\aux\aux; \nul\nul; and \clock$\clock$ do it also?
Yes, those will as well as c:\config$\config$. They are the only ones that I know of. Win95 and 98 are the only OS that will crash though, if you have a newer version the worst that may happen is the browser will close.
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