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Backdoor.Sdbot.AJ

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
January 10, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:31:44 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Slinbot.XW [Computer Ass, Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.gen [Kasp, W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.t [McAfee], W32/Sdbot-Fam [Sophos], WORM_SDBOT.BBM [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Backdoor.Sdbot.AJ is a network-aware worm with back door capabilities that spreads via network shares and allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the compromised computer.

Note: Virus definitions dated 01/10/2005 or earlier may detect this threat as Backdoor.Sdbot or Backdoor.Sdbot.TB.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 11, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2008 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 11, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2008 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 12, 2005
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: Medium
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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