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Date discovered:30/03/2007
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low to medium
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:No
Engine version:

 Special detection Description:
MS07-017 (Vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling)

EXP/Ani.Gen is a generic detection for exploits using a vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Format Handling.

Modified cursor or icon files that make use of this vulnerability can activate payload code just by visiting a malicious Web site or viewing a malicious e-mail message.

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.

Please make sure that you download and install the patch in order to be protected against this threat. The patch itself among further technical information can be found here: MS07-017

Version history:
The following engine update was released in order to enhance detection:

   •   ( 30/03/2007 )

Description inserted by Andrei Ivanes on Monday, April 23, 2007
Description updated by Alexander Vukcevic on Monday, April 23, 2007

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