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Old 12-05-2013, 02:20 AM
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No its not possible to insert malware into images like that. Generally you have to download something and run it, or be running an older browser that has unpatched java/javascript/flash/etc holes that enable remote execution. So at very least you'd have to connect to the webserver itself, download a file, begin running javascript, flash or something like that. JPEG is too simple, theres no way to hide malicious code in it.
The Microsoft vulnerability that I referred to was the Windows Metafile vulnerability from late 2005, patched in a few days after becoming public. I'm not sure if other browser than Internet Explorer were vulnerable. There also seems to been a JPEG buffer overflow vulnerability in GDI+ in 2004, making it possible to infect the computer with a picture displayed in Internet Explorer. These are old news and not relevant anymore. On the other hand, there was this year a vulnerability in older Office programs to specially crafted TIFF images.
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