Recycle Bin Unavailability of Service

Secure Target Network (Security Advisory July 24, 2003)

Topic: Recycle Bin Unavailability of Service
Discovery Date: July 24, 2003
Original Advisory
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Secure Target Network (Security Advisory August 04, 2003)
Topic: Recycle Bin Unavailability of Service
Discovery date: July 24, 2003

Affected applications and platforms:
Windows XP Service Pack 1

Not affected applications and platforms:
Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (and may others)

I’m sure this is related to security issues because it gets in touch
with availability. So, you may want to explore some places with your
“Windows Explorer” or “My Computer” from else where. That’s make no
sense to you but ever doing exploring from “Recycle Bin” to anywhere
You can’t do this and this is a kind of Unavailability!
When you clicked on “Recycle Bin” on any address bar, the word become
highlighted and when you trying to type a path, the words and phrases
you typed, turn to “Recycle Bin”. This way, you cannot change
MANUALLY to any desired location from “Recycle Bin”.

There’s no exploit for this misbehavior but you would be aware of
unavailability this situation brings to your desktop because some day
may you have not any mouse.

This involved with Windows XP GUI behavior and may fix in future but
if you want workaround that, just copy and paste you desire path and
press “ENTER” as fast as possible.

Tested on:
Windows XP Service Pack 1
Windows 2000 Service Pack 3

Kaveh Mofidi (Admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
Secure Target Network (Security Consulting Group)

Version: PGP 8.0.2


By Kaveh Mofidi

I find simple solutions for huge and complicated problems. I believe information security and computers in general are fun to deal with, but our problems are way bigger than securing information. The real deal is to find solution for unlimited clean energy, drinkable water, mitigate root cause of hunger, war, and injustice...We need to keep our planet livable, that is our real problem on the Earth!

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