Re: Virus's in images?
From: Lars M. Hansen (badnews_at_hansenonline.net)
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 18:32:40 -0500
On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 22:02:20 -0000, Skywise spoketh
>Can an ordinary image, such a .jpg, contain malicious
>code that can be executed?
Isn't that what the jpeg library bug (search GDI+ on microsoft.com) was
all about? Some buffer overflow somewhere that would allow the attacker
to run code of their choice?
There's also the silly "picture_of_my_naked_sister.jpg.exe" crap. For
those who have hidden the "registered extensions", that would show up as
a jpg file, while for the rest of us, it would show up as the lamest
(and I don't use that word often) attempt at fooling someone.
Lars M. Hansen
(replace 'badnews' with 'news' in e-mail address)