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AVERT Medium Threat Advisory: W32/Sasser.worm.b

-- Update May 02, 2004 --
This risk assessment of this threat was upgraded to Medium due to an increase in prevalence.

Prior to the full dat release being made available, the following EXTRA DAT packages are available:

EXTRA.DAT
SUPER EXTRA.DAT

Note: Infected systems should install the Microsoft update to be protected from the exploit used by this worm. See:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-011.mspx



This self-executing worm spreads by exploiting a Microsoft Windows vulnerability [MS04-011 vulnerability (CAN-2003-0533)]

The worm spreads with the file name: avserve2.exe . Unlike many recent worms, this virus does not spread via email. No user intervention is required to become infected or propagate the virus further. The worm works by instructing vulnerable systems to download and execute the viral code.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_125008.htm

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