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MEL.Odorous

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 11, 2007
Updated:
June 18, 2007 10:31:43 AM
Infection Length:
754 bytes
Systems Affected:
Linux, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
MEL.Odorous is a proof-of-concept virus that spreads through file sharing and infects .MEL files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 12, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 12, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 13, 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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low
  • Modifies Files: Infects .MEL files across multiple OS platforms.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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