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

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by John E. Carty, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. John E. Carty wrote:
    > Not a problem if you're running SP2 and have the MS Office updates in
    > place :)
    >
    > "John" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> "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
    John E. Carty, Oct 4, 2004
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