Friday, September 24, 2004

Scanner Tool Released To Thwart JPEG Attack

Scanner Tool Released To Thwart JPEG Attack
With security experts predicting a large-scale worm attack is only a matter of days away, Microsoft has released a scanning tool to help users identify vulnerable versions of the GDI libraries that handle JPEG processing.

The Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool (available for download here) helps detect the presence of non-Windows Microsoft products that contain the GDI+ component and determines whether a security fix should be applied.

The scanning tool was released along with the MS04-028 patch, which plugs a "critical" flaw in the way JPEG image files are processed.

The Internet Storm Center (ISC) has also issued a scanner (download here) for non-Windows users.

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