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Another Flaw With MS?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Deke40, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. Deke40

    Deke40 Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Corp., a worldwide leader in operating systems and Internet technologies, announced that it has found a major flaw in Windows XP operating system that is related to the JPEG image format.

    An attacker could infiltrate the user's computer by tricking the user into opening a specially coded JPEG file. Microsoft has released a patch and a specialized tool that will scan for the aforementioned vulnerability. The software giant stated that this flaw does not affect users with Windows XP Service Pack 2.

    The flaw affects Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server Edition, and later versions of Microsoft Office. Some users with older Microsoft operating systems may also be affected only if they are running specialized image editing software such as Digital Image Pro and Visio 2002.

    Here is a link to a plethora of information on this flaw.
     
  2. KrashedKris

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    So the moral is - get SP2 ! :)
     
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