"Simply by viewing one of these malicious images you can become infected with anything from adware and spyware to any other suspicious code," said Oliver Friedrichs, senior manager at Symantec's Security Response Center. "We've really seen a proliferation of Web sites that exploit these types of software flaws."
Users should go to www.microsoft.com/security to obtain the relevant patches.
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