** HEAD'S UP ** Microsoft Windows Image Rendering Denial of Service Vulnerability
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    ** HEAD'S UP ** Microsoft Windows Image Rendering Denial of Service Vulnerability

    Greeting's

    A Vulnerability has been found in Micosoft windows XP (home/pro) which can be exploited for a DoS attack.

    Information :

    The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the image rendering for overly large images. This can e.g. be exploited to crash a vulnerable system when a user views an image with overly large HTML size attributes in e.g. Internet Explorer.
    The vulnerability has been confirmed on a fully patched Microsoft Windows XP SP2 system
    SOLUTION :

    Do not view HTML content from untrusted sources while running critical applications.
    More can be found at :

    http://secunia.com/advisories/15064/


    No advisory has been released by microsoft.

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    Wink

    hmmm, and yet another reason to switch to firefox

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    Looks like its part of XP, not IE that is causing the problem, so firefox would be vulnerable too.

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    hmmm, and yet another reason to switch to firefox
    >RANT<

    I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO FRIGGIN SICK OF THIS ANSWER!!!!!!

    >RANT OVER<


    There I feel better now....

    MLF

    zENGER....excellent points once again.

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