[PLUG] First JPEG virus is out there

Alice Corbin ali at axian.com
Tue Sep 28 09:42:01 PDT 2004


On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 11:04:37PM -0700, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> 
> http://www.easynews.com/virus.txt
> 
> This first one roots windoze, but I assume we are next.  Get that
> Mozilla upgraded, folks, and turn off jpeg viewing in email until
> you get those clients upgraded.  The storms should be starting
> soon...  :-(  :-(  :-(
> 
I didn't think I had to worry about this one, but this spurred me
to check.  The vulnerability is in the Graphic Device Interface plus DLL
(gdiplus.dll) used in some versions of Windows.  Linux is immune.
I think that Firefox or Mozilla on windows will also be safe.

Ali




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