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Offline Dwarden

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Avast protection against this IE flaw
« on: October 15, 2004, 06:36:38 PM »
For example KAV and NOD and BitDefender are able intercept this as crashing IE exploit ... yet Avast not ...

this is link to special made CRASHING Internet Explorer JPEG file:

http://sylvana.net/test/AP4.jpg

Do not click if you not want crash your browser
(this include any IE engine based one , including XP SP2 IE6 SP2 patched with JPEG fix :) ....

can be possible Avast Pro script protection can take care about this (but because this thing can hit casual home users even more it will be nice to see detection for Home version too)?
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Re:Avast protection against this IE flaw
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2004, 06:40:05 PM »
Hi,

we are not planning to catch this one. It's just our decision (nothing technical).

In short, the bug is not exploitable - it just crashes IE. IMHO absolutely no need for an AV to catch it.


BTW has already been discussed here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=7625


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Re:Avast protection against this IE flaw
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2004, 07:12:43 PM »
It's actually a nice quick way to shut down the browser. ;D
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Re:Avast protection against this IE flaw
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2004, 07:16:47 PM »
Hi,

we are not planning to catch this one. It's just our decision (nothing technical).

In short, the bug is not exploitable - it just crashes IE. IMHO absolutely no need for an AV to catch it.


BTW has already been discussed here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=7625


Cheers
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Re:Avast protection against this IE flaw
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2004, 07:25:32 PM »
Hm clicked the link and i see some girl. Oh i forgot i'm using Firefox ;D
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Re:Avast protection against this IE flaw
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2004, 10:22:26 PM »
She's quite nice for an IronMan, Firefox as well.
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