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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 11:56:29 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.Out, VBS/Out@M

VBS.Tam.A is a worm that is only able to run on French Windows operating systems. The worm uses a known security bug in Microsoft Outlook Express called Scriplet . Typelib. Wscript.KakWorm was the first worm to use this security hole.

Microsoft has since patched this security hole. The patch is available on the Microsoft Web site. If you have a patched version of Outlook Express, the worm will not work.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 17, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 17, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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