W32.Swen.A@mm Worm?

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posted on Sep, 24 2003 @ 06:43 AM
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If this is old news then, it was still worth doing, as not everyone would know!


W32.Swen.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to spread itself. It attempts to spread through file-sharing networks such as KazaA and IRC, and attempts to kill antivirus and personal firewall programs running on a computer.

The worm can arrive as an email attachment. The subject, body and from: address of the email may vary. some example's claim to be patches for Microsoft Internet Explorer, or delivery failure notice's from qmail.

W32.Swen.A@mm is similar to W32.Gibe.B@mm in function, and is writtern in C++.

This worm expolits a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express in an attempt to exacute itself when you open or even preview the message. Information and a patch for the vulnerability can be found at: www.microsoft.com...


The link for this story is below


securityresponse.symantec.com...@mm.html




blackwidow




posted on Sep, 24 2003 @ 10:27 AM
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As long as users running Internet Explorer have downloaded the latest update patches for 5.5 then they should be immune from this worm.



posted on Sep, 24 2003 @ 10:38 AM
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Thats what I thought Simon!

Just trying to help though.




blackwidow





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