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W32.Frethem.K@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
July 12, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:39:37 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Frethem.k [AVP], W32/Frethem.k@MM [McAfee], WORM_FRETHEM.J [Trend], W32/Frethem-Fam [Sophos], W32.Frethem.I@mm
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
CVE References:
CVE-2001-0154


NOTE: Virus definitions dated prior to July 17, 2002 detect this as W32.Frethem.J@mm.

W32.Frethem.K@mm is a worm, and is a variant of W32.Frethem.B@mm. It uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to email addresses that it finds in the Microsoft Windows Address Book and in .dbx, .wab, .mbx, .eml, and .mdb files. The email message arrives with the following characteristics:

Subject: Re: Your password!
Attachments: Decrypt-password.exe and Password.txt

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 12, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 12, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 12, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 12, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 17, 2002
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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