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W32.Flamer

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 28, 2012
Updated:
June 5, 2012 3:20:22 PM
Also Known As:
WORM_FLAMER.A [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
CVE References:
CVE-2010-2568, CVE-2010-2729
W32.Flamer is a worm that may attempt to spread when it receives instructions from a remote attacker. It also opens a back door and may steal information from the compromised computer.

For more information relating to this threat, please see the following resource:
Blog entries on W32.Flamer

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 28, 2012 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 28, 2012 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 20, 2012 revision 035
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 30, 2012
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
  • Payload: Opens a back door.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Shared Drives: May spread through network shares.
  • Target of Infection: Removable drives and remotely exploitable vulnerabilities.
Writeup By: Kevin Savage and Branko Spasojevic

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