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VBS.Trappy@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 7, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:50:08 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Trappy@mm is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm. It infects .htm, .plg, .asp, and .vbs files. It replicates using MAPI objects to spread itself as an attachment.

The worm exploits a known Microsoft Outlook Express security hole so that the worm is executed without having to run any attachment. Microsoft has patched this security hole to eliminate security vulnerabilities in "Scriptlet.TypLib" ActiveX controls. The patch is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/ie/tools/scrpteye.asp

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 7, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 7, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Serghei Sevcenco

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