16th September 2004, 01:27 AM
IMPT !! JPEG exploit warning from Microsoft
Got this from some security websites.....apparently Microsoft just released another vulnerability report regarding the JPEG virus/vulnerability. Since we are all dealing with digital photos nowadays, you guys might wanna consider patching your system.
The old bromide that promises you can't get a computer virus by looking at an image file crumbled a bit further Tuesday when Microsoft announced a critical vulnerability in its software's handling of the ubiquitous JPEG graphics format.
The security hole is a buffer overflow that potentially allows an attacker to craft a special JPEG file that would take control of a victim's machine when the user views it through Internet Explorer, Outlook, Word, and other programs. The poisoned picture could be displayed on a website, sent in email, or circulated on a P2P network.
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Office XP are vulnerable. Older versions of Windows are also at risk if the user has installed any of a dozen other Microsoft applications that use the same flawed code, the company said in its advisory. The newly-released Windows XP Service Pack 2 does not contain the hole, but vulnerable versions of Office running atop it can still be attacked if left unpatched. Patches are available from Microsoft's website.
16th September 2004, 01:30 AM
16th September 2004, 01:38 AM
Heheheh......paiseh, never test out the link before posting.
16th September 2004, 01:57 AM
16th September 2004, 07:33 AM
16th September 2004, 09:42 AM
Much more secure and stable than IE. Also faster, and with more useful features and ad / popup blocking.