1.user goes to google images and searches for images using a particular search term(or phrase).
2.google loads a long scrollable page of pictures.
3.user right clicks on a picture and selects "open in new tab".
4.in the new tab that grey google page loads with the image in the middle and to the right of it a buton to "visit site" and a button to "view image" along with a few other images google considers similar and a link to see "all sizes".
5.user right clicks on the image whilst still on this grey google page and selects "save image as"
6.user saves the jpg/png/gif/bmp/jpeg file into a folder somewhere on there machine
7.user closes the tab with that grey backgrounded google page
8.user repeats procedure for a few other images on the search results page
Is it at all possible to get a virus by doing this, note that the user never actually visits the site where the image is hosted, but the user does see the image in that grey backgrounded google page.
As a second question on a very similar note,
If the user clicked the button to "view image" on the page and went straight to a page holding the image (NOT to some photobucket, flickr, imageshack, imgur page with the image on it but surrounded by adverts) a page of the form http:// ( something or other)/(imagetitle).jpg or http:// ( web address)/(imagetitle).png could they get any kind of virus from either the grey google page or from the image page they went to?
Given that in the first procedure described the only thing the user visits is a google search page and a google page with a grey background some links and a picture, and in the second procedure all the user visits is a google image search page, that grey page and a jpg or png page on the source website, can there be any chance for an exploit or other attack to be performed against the user, or for the image itself to be somehow infected?
Edited by rp88, 17 December 2014 - 03:17 PM.