Andrew has discovered a vulnerability in Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the image rendering for overly large images. This can e.g. be exploited to crash a vulnerable system when a user views an image with overly large HTML size attributes in e.g. Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability has been confirmed on a fully patched Microsoft Windows XP SP2 system. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Do not view HTML content from untrusted sources while running critical applications.
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Subject: Microsoft Windows Image Rendering Denial of Service Vulnerability
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