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Old 09-28-2004, 08:02 AM   #1
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Beware IE Users - Jpeg Virus in the Wild

If you happen to still use Internet Explorer, you better read this information at Easynews and seriously consider switching over to Firebird.

Once this virus has overflowed GDI+, phoned home, connected to an ftp site and downloaded almost 2megs of stuff, it installs another trojan as a service on your Windows machine. Real evil.

The isolated virus file is also available there for download, so you can test if your latest virus killer can detect this one.
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:05 AM   #2
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I forgot to mention another part also written in the Easynews article:

The virus also installs radmin (radmin.com) running as 'r_server'. From the radmin.com site, "With Radmin you can work on a remote computer exactly as if you were right there at its keyboard."

My Kaspersky AV detected the virus after a signature update and identified it as Exploit.Win32.MS04-028.gen.
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Don't use IE...I'm on Mozilla so hopefully I have nothing to worry about. Also at home I'm using a Mac so don't think anything will happen.
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Nasty.... Glad I switched to Firefox too!

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On my Mac I've viewed images that exploit the buffer overflow (which is where the virus stems from), and nothing happened at all (not that I expected it to). It's a Microsoft product only hole.

Don't have to worry about it with any form of Unix (MacOS X, Linux, *BSD, etc.), or with Firefox/Mozilla/etc. on Windows.
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