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W32.Rinbot.A

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 16, 2007
Updated:
February 23, 2007 11:04:08 PM
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
211,968 bytes or 206,848 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000
CVE References:
CVE-2002-1123, CVE-2006-2630, CVE-2006-3439
W32.Rinbot.A is a worm that opens a back door, connects to an IRC server, and awaits commands from an attacker. The worm spreads using known vulnerabilities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 17, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 6, 2010 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 17, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 6, 2010 revision 035
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 21, 2007
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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
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: May steal CD keys from certain video games.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
  • Ports: 8080
  • Shared Drives: Copies itself to IPC$ shares.
Writeup By: Stephen Doherty

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