IE 4.0 MK Overrun Bug

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IE 4.0 MK Overrun Bug

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This question was answered on June 15, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Description of Bug: This bug can cause Internet Explorer 4.0 to crash when a Web site contains a certain kind of URL (that begins with mk://) with more characters than the browser supports The extra characters could potentially form an executable that could then run on your computer and cause damage to your system

Available Fix(es) for Windows 95 and NT Users: A fix can be downloaded from Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/ieplatform/IE4mkbuff/mkbuff.htm

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on June 15, 1999