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XM.Mailcab@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 5, 2012
Updated:
April 5, 2012 4:27:01 PM
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
XM.Mailcab@mm is a mass-mailing macro virus that spreads by inserting itself into any open Microsoft Excel document on the compromised computer. It then sends itself to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 4, 2012 revision 024
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 5, 2012 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 22, 2012 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 7, 2012
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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: Medium
  • Modifies Files: Infects created or opened Excel files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Spreads through email as a .cab file attachment.
Writeup By: Ling Zhou

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