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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 7 declined, 2 accepted (9 total, 22.22% accepted)


Submission + - Windows vulnerability in Animated Cursor Handling

MoreDruid writes: "Secunia reports a vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling. According to the linked article, the rating is "extremely critical". Microsoft has put up their own advisory on the subject, confirming this is a vulnerability that affects Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista. The exploit has already been used in the wild.

From the Secunia page: 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."

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