TUCoPS :: Browsers :: win98e~1.txt

Microsoft Windows 98's explorer has a buffer overflow when handling long filenames.

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I'm not sure about the details of this problem, but when testing another
buffer overflow, I created a long filename called

"testfile.txt                                                                                                                                                                                                                               "

(note the chr(160)'s at the end) It is 235 characters in length.  After
creating it on my desktop, I right clicked on it; explorer crashed saying it
caused an illegal operation.  The only way I found to close this was by
using command.com. I sent this to a friend and he got the same error.
        -Scott Campbell (smc@visuallink.com)

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