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W32.HLLW.Lovgate.K@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 3, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:01:56 PM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.LovGate.i [KAV], W32/Lovgate.l@M [McAfee]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP


W32.HLLW.Lovgate.K@mm is a variant of W32.HLLW.Lovgate.I@mm. It has been repacked to make it difficult for existing antivirus software to detect.

W32.HLLW.Lovgate.K@mm is also a mass-mailing worm that attempts to email itself to all the email addresses it finds in the files whose extensions start with "ht." The subject and attachment of the incoming email are chosen from a predetermined list.

W32.HLLW.Lovgate.K@mm attempts to copy itself to all the computers on a local network, and then infect those computers. The worm also has Backdoor Trojan capabilities. By default, the Trojan component listens on port 10168.

If the infected computer runs Windows NT, 2000, or XP, the worm will attempt to disguise itself as the normal Windows process, "LSASS.EXE."

This threat is written in the C++ programming language and is compressed several times with ASPack.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 3, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 3, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 5, 2013 revision 034
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 3, 2003
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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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