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W32.Spybot.NLX

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 12, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 1:03:54 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.ao [Kasp, W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.i [McAfee], WORM_SDBOT.BKW [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Spybot.NLX is a worm that has distributed denial of service and back door capabilities.

The worm spreads through network shares protected by weak passwords and by exploiting the following vulnerabilities:



Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 12, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 12, 2005
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 12, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 12, 2005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 13, 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: John Canavan

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