- August 11, 2003
- December 9, 2003 11:50:19 PM
- Windows XP, Windows 2000
W32.Blaster.Worm is a worm that propagates by exploiting the Microsoft Windows DCOM RPC Interface Buffer Overrun Vulnerability (BID 8205). It has a date triggered payload that launches a denial of service attack against windowsupdate.com.
Multiple vendors have reported that W32.Blaster.Worm, will cause a denial of service on DCE daemons. This issue is described in BID 8371.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version August 11, 2003
Latest Rapid Release version January 23, 2017 revision 006
Initial Daily Certified version August 11, 2003
Latest Daily Certified version January 23, 2017 revision 009
Initial Weekly Certified release date August 11, 2003
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Writeup By: Douglas Knowles, Frederic Perriott