Code exploits Windows flaw in image file handling

Computer code posted Tuesday can crash vulnerable Windows machines by exploiting a "critical" Windows flaw disclosed by Microsoft in October. The exploit code takes advantage of a flaw in the way Windows handles certain graphics files. Microsoft provided a patch in October with security bulletin MS05-053 and warned that the vulnerability could create an opening for spyware and Trojan horse attacks.

"Microsoft is aware that detailed exploit code has been published on the Internet for the vulnerability that is addressed by Microsoft security bulletin MS05-053," a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. Microsoft is not aware of any attacks that use the code, she said. The code was posted on various security Web sites. Code exploits Windows flaw in image file handling | Tech News on ZDNet

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