Windows Animated Cursor Vulnerability


Once again, there is a flaw in the way something from Microsoft was written. There is a new exploit that allows arbitrary code to be executed on the client side using an animated cursor vulnerability. Here’s an excerpt from the site…

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.

So be careful where you go for awhile.

Quick Info: Affects IE users on windows xp, 2000, and vista.

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