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tweak\'e
27-08-2004, 11:26 AM
cnet (http://news.com.com/Digital+attacks+on+Winamp+use+'skins'+for+camoufla ge/2100-1002_3-5323990.html?tag=nefd.top) reports that a group of security researchers discovered that spyware makers are using a flaw in the way the multimedia software loads graphical themes, or skins, to infect PCs with their wares. The digital music player--made by America Online subsidiary Nullsoft, whose informal mascot is the llama--improperly allows the skin files to run programs. (copied from http://www.warp2search.net/)

"A malicious Web site using a specially crafted Winamp skin to place and execute arbitrary programs could take control of a victim's computer"

KatiMike
27-08-2004, 12:01 PM
thanks for the info tweak'e , hadn't heard about that anywhere else