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VBS.Tam.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:56:29 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.Out, VBS/Out@M
Type:
Worm

VBS.Tam.A is a worm that is only able to run on French Windows operating systems. The worm uses a known security bug in Microsoft Outlook Express called Scriplet . Typelib. Wscript.KakWorm was the first worm to use this security hole.

Microsoft has since patched this security hole. The patch is available on the Microsoft Web site. If you have a patched version of Outlook Express, the worm will not work.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 17, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 17, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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