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Urgent ''Worm'' Update... not the fishing kind,
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Suzy Q    Posted 08-20-2003 at 16:12:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Worm news, not about fishing
Posted By: Larry
Date: Wednesday, 20 August 2003, at 8:14 a.m.

This edition of the Worm sends Email to you...
Do not open any mail until you read this post.

In this issue:

1. Level 4 Virus Alert! W32.Welchia.Worm
2. Level 3 Virus Alert! W32.Dumaru@mm
3. Feedback
4. Subscribing and unsubscribing
5. Disclaimer
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Service, then visit the Symantec Service & Support Web site at the following Internet address:

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1. Level 4 Virus Alert! W32.Welchia.Worm

Due to an increase in submissions, Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Welchia.Worm to Category 4, as of 6:00 pm Monday, August 18, 2003.

The worm attempts to download the DCOM RPC patch from Microsoft's Windows
Update Web site, install it, and then reboot the computer.
The worm checks for active machines to infect by sending an ICMP echo, or PING, which will results in increased ICMP traffic.

The worm will also attempt to remove W32.Blaster.Worm.

Definitions dated August 18, 2003 will detect the W32.Welchia.Worm.

Run LiveUpdate or download the Intelligent Updater virus definitions at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/defs.download.html

Also Known As:

W32/Welchia.worm10240 [AhnLab], W32/Nachi.worm [McAfee],
WORM_MSBLAST.D [Trend], Lovsan.D [F-Secure]

Type: Worm
Infection Length: 10,240 bytes

Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows XP

Systems Not Affected: Linux, Macintosh, OS/2, UNIX

CVE References: CAN-2003-0109, CAN-2003-0352

For additional information, visit the following Internet address:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.welchia.worm.html
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2. Level 3 Virus Alert! W32.Dumaru@mm

W32.Dumaru@mm is a mass-mailing worm that drops an IRC Trojan onto the infected machine.

The worm gathers email addresses from certain file types and uses its own SMTP engine to email itself.

Definitions dated August 18, 2003 will detect the W32.Welchia.Worm.

Run LiveUpdate or download the Intelligent Updater virus definitions at:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/defs.download.html

The email has the following characteristics:

From: "Microsoft"
Subject: Use this patch immediately !
Message:
Dear friend , use this Internet Explorer patch now!
There are dangerous virus in the Internet now!
More than 500.000 already infected!
Attachment: patch.exe

This threat is written in the Microsoft C++ programming language and is
compressed with UPX.

Type: Worm
Infection Length: 9,216
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me,
Windows NT, Windows XP
Systems Not Affected: Linux, Macintosh, OS/2, UNIX

For additional information, visit the following Internet address:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.dumaru@mm.html

BE SAFE NOT SORRY... HOPE THIS HELPS US ALL...
Suzy Q


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