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W32.Evaman.C@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 3, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:25:58 PM
Also Known As:
WORM_MYDOOM.O [Trend Micro], W32/Mydoom.q@MM [McAfee], W32/MyDoom-Q [Sophos], I-Worm.Mydoom.o [Kaspersky], W32/Mydoom.P.worm [Panda]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Evaman.C@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends HTTP Get requests to the Web site, email.people.yahoo.com, to obtain email addresses. It also retrieves the email addresses from Windows Address Book files and from the files with the extensions .adb, .asp, .cfg, .dbx, .dhtm, .eml, .htm, .html, .jse, .jsp, .mmf, .msg, .ods, .php, .pl, .sht, .shtm, .shtml, .tbb, .txt, .wab, and .xml.

W32.Evaman.C@mm uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to the email addresses that it finds.

The email will have one of these subjects:
  • SN: New secure mail
  • Secure delivery
  • failed transaction
  • Re: hello (Secure-Mail)
  • Re: Extended Mail
  • Delivery Status (Secure)
  • Re: Server Reply
  • SN: Server Status

This threat is compressed with UPX.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 4, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 4, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 4, 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: Yana Liu

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