Microsoft Patches Windows Image Problem
Microsoft today issued a software update to fix several serious security problems with the way its Windows computers render digital images.
The most serious of the three vulnerabilities addressed by today's patch -- a problem with Windows' graphics rendering engine -- is present in PCs powered by Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 operating systems.
Microsoft said an attacker could exploit the flaw -- that is, hack into and take over vulnerable machines -- merely by convincing users to view a specially crafted Web page or e-mail. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)
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