If I were to explain why I'm asking this question, you would have a lot to read - it is rather involved and twisted.
Let me ask the question and see what happens. If more information is needed, I'll explain where I'm coming from on this.
Can a Windows prefetch file be a vehicle for malware?
That is, can malware be inserted into a prefetch file so that that malware could then be "used" to damage, etc a system?
My reading says No. Prefetch files contain data,not code, and are never "executed."
And I've also seen entries on the immunet.com forum - such as: http://support.immun...s/?hl=prefetch which seem to say that prefetch files cannot be dangerous and are actually excluded from their scanning.
So - can a prefetch file, or more generally, a file with file name extention .pf be used by a "bad" guy to make an attack?
And to add a twist to the question - could such an attack, if possible, be used against an Apache server instaltion on a system running Linux?