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    Understanding Executable Content in Microsoft Products

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    Microsoft uses the concept of “unsafe file types” to help better protect users from executable content that an attacker could embed in such files. This document discusses executable file types in certain Microsoft products
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      1.0

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      Understanding Executable Content in Microsoft Products.docx

      Date Published:

      3/4/2009

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        Microsoft uses the concept of “unsafe file types” to help better protect users from executable content that an attacker could embed in such files. This document aims to help support personnel and knowledge workers: • Understand the file types in Microsoft® products that are executable or potentially executable, and thereby might be considered “unsafe”; • Identify these executable file types as well as the potential impact of mishandling executable file types; • Use the safeguards in a number of Microsoft products that protect against mishandling executable file types ; This document discusses executable file types in the following Microsoft products: • Microsoft Windows® - • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Service Pack 3 (SP3), • Windows Server® 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and SP2, • Windows Vista® RTM and SP1, • Windows Server 2008; • Microsoft Internet Explorer® and Windows Internet Explorer® - • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 RTM and SP1, • Windows Internet Explorer 7; • Microsoft Office Outlook® - • Microsoft Outlook 2000 SP3, • Microsoft Outlook 2002 SP3, • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 SP2 and SP3, • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 RTM and SP1; • Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail - • Outlook Express 5, • Outlook Express 6 RTM and SP1, • Windows Mail, • Windows Messenger and Windows Live™ Messenger - • Windows Messenger 4.7, • Windows Messenger 5.1, • Windows Live Messenger 8.1;
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