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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

MS04-032.gen

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS04-032.gen
Technical name:Exploit/MS04-032.gen
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  

It is a generic detection for images in EMF format that attempt to exploit the Graphics Rendering Engine vulnerability.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 21, 2004
Detection updated on:Oct. 27, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS04-032.gen is a generic detection for images in EMF (Enhanced MetaFile) format that attempt to exploit the vulnerability in the Graphics Rendering Engine, described in the Microsoft security bulletin MS04-032.

This vulnerability allows to remotely execute any piece of code on the affected computer, with the same rights as the user who opens the image or views it through the preview pane in web style folders.

If this user has got administrator rights, the risk level rises, as the malicious code could carry out the same actions as the system administrator: install programs, delete or modify files, etc.

If your Panda solution detects MS04-032.gen, it does not necessarily mean that your computer is vulnerable to MS04-032.gen. It warns the user of the presence of a malicious EMF file.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is very recommendable to visit Microsoft's official website and download and install the security patch for the Graphics Rendering Engine vulnerability.

Visible Symptoms 

    

MS04-032.gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.