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Exploit.Win32.WMF-PFV

LOW
LOW
16 KB

Symptoms

Automatic worm or spyware installation, without confirmation.

Removal instructions:

Please let BitDefender delete detected files.

Analyzed By

BitDefender AntiVirus Lab

Technical Description:

This is a WMF (Windows Meta-File) rendering exploit. The rendering bug that is exploited lies in the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

The WMF file could be placed on a web site that the victim visits and gets infected.

The exploit may create a shell on the victim computer, or may download and install a worm or a spyware trojan.

The exploits 'works' on Internet Explorer and some versions of Mozilla. However some browsers may display a confirmation dialog about it.

BitDefender detects this exploit as Exploit.Win32.WMF-PFV.