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Alert (SA05-312A)

Microsoft Windows Image Processing Vulnerabilities

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows


Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities in Windows.


Apply Update

Microsoft has released security updates for Windows. To obtain the updates, visit the Microsoft Update web site. US-CERT also recommends enabling Automatic Updates.


The Microsoft Security Bulletin for November 2005 addresses vulnerabilities in the way Microsoft Windows processes image files. By tricking you into viewing maliciously altered image files, such as pictures on web sites or in email messages, an attacker may crash or take over your computer.

For more technical information, see US-CERT Technical Alert TA05-312A.


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Revision History

  • November 8, 2005: Initial release
    May 12, 2006: Corrected production statement

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