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Microsoft Windows Animated Cursor Handling Vulnerability

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From Secunia http://secunia.com/advisories/24659/

Rating: Extremely critical

 

Description:

A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

 

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the handling of animated cursors and can e.g. be exploited by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website using Internet Explorer or opening a malicious e-mail message.

 

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

 

NOTE: The vulnerability is currently being actively exploited.

 

Solution:

Do not browse untrusted sites or view untrusted e-mails.

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Yeah, read that this morning. Just another reason not to use IE.

 

It's not an issue if you use Firefox 2.0 or better.

 

Thanks Thomas :)

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