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W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AG

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 23, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:07:50 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Agobot.3 [Kaspersky], WORM_AGOBOT.AC [Trend], Win32.Agobot.AX [Computer Asso, W32/Gaobot.worm.gen.b [McAfee], W32/Agobot-X [Sophos]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP


W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AG is a minor variant of W32.HLLW.Gaobot.AE. It attempts to spread to network shares that have weak passwords and allows attackers to access an infected computer through an IRC channel.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities, including:


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 24, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 23, 2003
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 24, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 23, 2003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 24, 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: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Fergal Ladley

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