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Thread started 23 Sep 2004 (Thursday) 13:03
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Sep 23, 2004 13:03 |  #1

Looks like the virus hacks are exploiting a weakness Microsoft has with jpegs. This problem can occur when using Microsoft products to view jpegs (i.e. Internet Explorer).

Microsoft is offering a patch. Also, I think virus control companies are updating their signature files to detect an infected jpeg.

Read about it here:
http://story.news.yaho​o.com …0040923/tc_pcwo​rld/117902 (external link)


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Sep 23, 2004 13:15 |  #2

Internet explorer has a huge new security flaw? I'm not surprized.




  
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Sep 23, 2004 13:21 |  #3

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Sep 23, 2004 15:33 |  #4

Oops. Didn't see this already as a forum topic or I wouldn't have posted this one.

Oh well... hope everyone downloads the patch.


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Sep 23, 2004 21:05 |  #5

You need to patch both Windows and Office.

Go Here:

http://www.microsoft.c​om …ulletins/200409​_jpeg.mspx (external link)

Also consider using Mozilla's Firefox browser, which is not susceptible to the GDI exploit.

http://www.mozilla.org​/ (external link)


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Sep 24, 2004 11:55 |  #6

pradeep1 wrote:
Also consider using Mozilla's Firefox browser, which is not susceptible to the GDI exploit.

Firefox is great--higly recommended. Tabbed browsing and mouse gestures have spoiled me. Going back to IE now is like moving from a wheel mouse back to an original mouse.

Btw, a proof-of-concept exploit for the "JPEG of Death" vulnerability has been published. If history is any guide, we should see a major outbreak of this exploit in less than a week.
http://isc.sans.org/di​ary.php?date=2004-09-17 (external link)


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Sep 24, 2004 13:13 |  #7

[QUOTE="pradeep1"]You need to patch both Windows and Office.

Go Here:

http://www.microsoft.c​om …ulletins/200409​_jpeg.mspx (external link)


Thanks Pradeep, I followed your link and updated yesterday. :D
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