Large scale IM virus attack feared

Wednesday, 29 September 2004, 7:25 PM EST

Security researchers are seeing the first signs of a large-scale virus attack taking advantage of a known flaw in the way JPEG images are processed in Microsoft Windows products.

Just days after warning that proof-of-concept exploits were circulating, the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) said it had received reports that a "GDIplus.dll" exploit embedded on porn images was making the rounds on adult newsgroups.

By Ryan Naraine at internetnews.com

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