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    0 Day vulnerability in .ani files

    Apparently there is a new zero day flaw in Windows (Vista, XP, 2000 Sp4, 2003 server).

    It involves .ani files (usually associated with animated cursors) A malicious website could exploit this, and install all sorts of "delightful things" onto your system?

    More details are here:


    I guess that I am surprised that it has taken so long? after all, an animated cursor or icon is a form of executable? The idea of using screensavers (.scr) as an attack vector is relatively old, and I would have expected the .ani to follow on much more rapidly?

    Perhaps it is a reflection of the recent major shift in direction towards revenue producing criminality, in the malware world?
    Last edited by nihil; March 31st, 2007 at 01:31 PM.

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