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W32.Mydoom.G@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 2, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:18:24 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Mydoom.g@MM [McAfee], WORM_MYDOOM.G [Trend], Win32.Mydoom.G [Computer Assoc, W32/MyDoom-G [Sophos]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

The W32.Mydoom.G@mm worm:
  • Is a mass-mailing worm that opens a backdoor on TCP ports 80 and 1080
  • Can download and execute arbitrary files
  • Performs a Denial of Service (DoS) against www.symantec.com.

The worm arrives as an attachment with the file extension .bat, .com, .cmd, .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip. The From: line of the email may be spoofed.


Notes:
  • Symantec Consumer products that support Worm Blocking functionality automatically detect this threat as it attempts to spread.
  • Virus definitions version 60302u (extended version 03/02/2004 rev 21) detect this threat.
  • W32.Mydoom.G@mm has an MD5 hash value of 0XE6809FE1B5AAD133127BF544687B39FC.



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 2, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 14, 2013 revision 018
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 2, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 14, 2013 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 2, 2004
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: Heather Shannon

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