Malformed Telnet Argument - MS Windows 95

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This update eliminates a vulnerability in the Telnet client that ships as part of Windows® 95. The vulnerability could allow a web page to take malicious action on the computer of the user who visited the page. For example, this web page could create, delete or modify files, reformat the hard drive, or send data to or from a web page.

For more information on this update and the Telnet client vulnerability, please visit Microsoft Security Bulletin MS99-033.

How to download and install

Note: Please save your work and close all open applications before installing.

Click here to copy telnet95.exe for Windows 95 to your hard drive. This is a self-extracting file approximately 175 KB.

How to use

You don't need to do anything after downloading.

How to uninstall

Note: Please save your work and close all open applications before attempting to uninstall this component. You will need to have your original Windows 95 CD available to uninstall this component.

  1. Click Start, point to Find, and click Files or Folders.

  2. Search for TELNETUN.INF.

  3. Once this file is displayed, right-click on the file and choose Install.