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W32.Storm.Worm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 6, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:46:08 AM
Also Known As:
DoS.Storm.Worm
Type:
Worm

W32.Storm.Worm is a worm that seeks out Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) systems that have not applied the proper security patches. Any such systems that it finds are then infected with the worm. The payload of this worm performs a denial-of-service attack on http:/ /www.microsoft.com

Definitions dated prior to June 19, 2001, will detect this threat as DoS.Storm.Worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 6, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 3, 2009 revision 053
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 6, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 4, 2009 revision 003
  • 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Andre Post

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