*.otf cause Windows to restart
Knutzen, Heinz (DZ-SH)
Heinz.Knutzen at DZSH.DE
Tue Jan 7 13:08:51 GMT 2003
It seems to be possible to crash w2k and XP by opening special
We will block these files using filename.rules.conf.
>From bugtraq http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/305382
Subject: Opentype font file causes Windows to restart.
The attached OpenType font file will cause Windows to restart
immediately when the file is opened by the default viewer (fontview).
I doubt anyone would suspect a "harmless" little font file of being
able to cause such a thing to happen!
It has been tested on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP with exactly
the same result -- an immediate restart. Other versions of Windows
No fix known.
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