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source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/5730/info Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 introduced restrictions for certain URI handlers (such as file:// and res://). It has been demonstrated in the past that these URI handlers could be abused and incorporated into different types of attacks against users of the browser, such as cross-protocol scripting attacks or attacks which access local resources. As a safety measure, Service Pack 1 addressed this issue by restricting the client from accessing any of the dangerous URI handlers from the Internet Zone. However, it is possible to circumvent these restrictions by employing a HTTP redirect to a page which contains one of the restricted URIs. It is still possible to open any file:// or res:// file automatically with: <object type="text/html" data="redirect.asp"></object> where redirect.asp makes a HTTP redirect using this HTTP header: Location: file://c:/test.txt