Hackers smell blood in Common Windows Interface

Monday, 27 September 2004, 1:23 PM EST

Since Wednesday, a rising tide of attacks which could precede the arrival of a new worm have been attempting to exploit the Windows GDI (graphic device interface) for JPEG files, according to the Internet Storm Center.

GDIs handle and transmit graphics to output devices like monitors and printers. Hackers are attempting to bombard the JPEG GDIs to achieve a buffer overrun that could allow for the execution of malicious code.

By Dan Neel at Security Pipeline.

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