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File Download Dialog Box Manipulation Vulnerability


Question:

I had a WinBatch script that was running flawlessly up until today. I noticed that the system was recently updated with WIndows Updates. The code seems to be ignoring the cClickbutton altogether. I am trying to automating clicking on the 'Save' button in the 'File Download' dialog in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Any ideas what might be causing this?

Answer:

I have information about the cClickButton/cPostButton problem you were seeing with Internet Explorer.

Problem:
You cannot click on the 'Save' or 'Open' buttons on the MSIE 'File Download' dialog. The functions returned 'true' as if they successfully executed, yet the button never gets pressed.

Explanation:
This is cause by the following MS Security update: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB905915) distributed on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Refer to the 'File Download Dialog Box Manipulation Vulnerability'

Reference:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-054.mspx

Workarounds:

1.) Sending a keystroke or mouse click to that button. 2.) Using WinInet to grab the file directly.


Article ID:   W16823
File Created: 2017:07:28:12:58:26
Last Updated: 2007:07:03:13:26:24