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W32.Bobax.AF@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 15, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:43:26 PM
Also Known As:
CME-419, Win32/MyDoom.79936!Worm [Compu, Backdoor.Win32.Surila.x [Kaspe, W32/Mydoom.bv@MM [McAfee], W32/MyDoom-Gen [Sophos], WORM_BOBAX.AD [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


W32.Bobax.AF@mm is a mass-mailing worm that opens a back door, downloads remote files, and lowers security settings on the compromised computer. The worm spreads by exploiting the Microsoft Windows Plug and Play Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039) and by sending a copy of itself to email addresses gathered.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 15, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 15, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 15, 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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Dong Hoon Lee

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