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November 24, 2005, 4:21 pm
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Re: Can just opening a winzip file introduce virus?
"introduce" a virus. This doesn't mean that it is a normal spreading
vector for the virus (that would be closer to a worm anyway), but there
is nothing preventing the foreign code from "introducing" anything the
attacker wants - it could introduce a downloader that downloads and
executes anything the attacker desires.
Security advisories often react to what "could" happen not only to what
is actually actively happening in the wild.
Sorry if I got the version wrong, but any more recent concerns are
probably quite similar.