Embedded malware

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  1. fido

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    Is it possible to embed a malicious code in an image without distorting it? Can the executable extract itself and execute while the image is getting downloaded?
     
  2. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Yes.

    This depends on several things. See:

    malware enbeded in .jpg, .doc
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=251875
    post #16 and following, esp. #33


    Advisory: Specially crafted JPEG images can be used to execute arbitrary code
    http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/926/
    see post #30 in the above thread

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