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by Marianna Schmudlach / April 1, 2004 12:36 AM PST

Virus type: Worm

Destructive: No


This memory-resident worm exploits certain vulnerabilities to propagate across networks. Like the earlier AGOBOT variants, it takes advantage of the following Windows vulnerabilities:

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) vulnerability
IIS5/WEBDAV Buffer Overflow vulnerability
RPC Locator vulnerability
For more information about these Windows vulnerabilities, please refer to the following Microsoft Web pages:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-001
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-007
It attempts to log on to systems using a predefined list of user names and passwords.

It also has backdoor capabilities and may execute malicious commands on the host machine. It terminates antivirus-related processes and dropped files by other malware. It also steals CD keys of certain game applications.

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