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W32.Printlove

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
25 June 2012
Updated:
26 June 2012 8:24:22 AM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
45,648 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
CVE References:
CVE-2010-2729
W32.Printlove is a worm that spreads through removable drives and by exploiting a vulnerability. It also downloads files and steals information from the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 24 June 2012 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 24 June 2012 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version 25 June 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version 25 June 2012 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 27 June 2012
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads more files on to the computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Target of Infection: Removable drives and a remotely exploitable vulnerability.
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Jeet Morparia
2015 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 20