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W32.Sober.O@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 2, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:38:19 PM
Also Known As:
CME-456, Win32.Sober.N [Computer Associ, Sober.P [F-Secure], Email-Worm.Win32.Sober.p [Kasp, W32/Sober.p@MM [McAfee], W32/Sober-N [Sophos], WORM_SOBER.S [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Sober.O@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself as an email attachment to addresses gathered from the compromised computer. It uses its own SMTP engine to spread. The email may be in either English or German.

Note: Customers running the lastest versions of Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus, or Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition can make use of the product's automated removal functionality to remove this risk.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 2, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 2, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 22, 2012 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 2, 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: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Rodney Andres

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