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MS04-028.gen

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS04-028.gen
Technical name:Exploit/MS04-028.gen
Threat level:Medium
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  

It is a generic detection for images in JPG format that attempt to exploit the Buffer Overrun in JPEG processing vulnerability.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Sept. 24, 2004
Detection updated on:Oct. 27, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS04-028.gen is a generic detection for images in JPG format that attempt to exploit the Buffer Overrun in JPEG processing vulnerability.

This vulnerability allows to download a file from the Internet and run it on the affected computer, if the image is opened with a vulnerable application. The downloaded file will usually have a malicious nature: viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, etc.

If your Panda solution detects MS04-028.gen, it does not necessarily mean that your computer is vulnerable to MS04-028.gen. It warns the user of the presence of a malicious JPG file.

 

It is very recommendable to visit Microsoft's official website and check whether any application vulnerable to Buffer Overrun in JPEG processing is installed on your computer, and if so, apply the corresponding security patch.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MS04-028.gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.