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Re: Poison pics show up online: Another MS problem.

 
 
John E. Carty
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      10-04-2004
John E. Carty wrote:
> Not a problem if you're running SP2 and have the MS Office updates in
> place
>
> "John" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> "Viewing jpegs could soon be a risky business
>> The first images crafted to contain a malicious program that can take
>> control of a PC have been found on the net.
>>
>> Security experts have been expecting such images to turn up after
>> Microsoft revealed a weakness in the way Windows handles the popular
>> Jpeg format.
>>
>> Soon after this discovery, a program started circulating online that
>> was written to exploit this bug.
>>
>> The poisoned images were posted to a porn newsgroup at the weekend
>> and were found by Usenet provider Easynews. "
>>
>> Visit:
>>
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3701640.stm
>>
>> for the full horrifying story.
>>
>> Bill
>> .
>> ++++ Student Priorities ++++
>>
>> Is it true that nym.alias.net is run on a university computer at
>> MIT... By students who don't give a flying **** if it works or not
>> because it's operation and reliability does not affect their
>> grades and doesn't get them any free beer or tight pussy?


>>>Not correct. The affected .dlls are installed in parallel by many
>>>applications and the unwary *will* eventually be attacked even if XP SP2
>>>and Office are updated.


>>>To verify this for yourself, Google for gdiscan.exe (since I do not have
>>>the link handy). Run it on your seemingly protected system and report
>>>the results.


>>>QOnly found one vulnerable version, but considering the location I still
>>>think it's not an issue:C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\sxs.dll
>>>Version: 5.1.2600.1106 <-- Vulnerable version



 
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