W32.Blaster.T.Worm is a worm that exploits the DCOM RPC vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026
) using TCP port 135. The worm targets only Windows 2000 and Windows XP computers.
While Windows NT and Windows 2003 servers are vulnerable to the exploit if they are not properly patched, the worm is not coded to replicate to those systems.
W32.Blaster.T.Worm does not have a mass-mailing functionality.
For additional information, read the Microsoft article, "What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm and Its Variants
We recommend that you block access to TCP port 4444 at the firewall level. Also block the following ports if you do not use either DCOM RPC or TFTP:
- Block TCP Port 135 if you do not use DCOM RPC.
- Block UDP Port 69 if you do not use TFTP.
The worm also attempts to perform a Denial of Service (DoS) on the Microsoft Windows Update Web server (windowsupdate.com). This is an attempt to prevent you from applying a patch on your computer against the DCOM RPC vulnerability.
for more information on the vulnerability that this worm exploits and to find out which Symantec products can help mitigate the risks of this vulnerability. This information was added as a specific detection beginning with the virus definitions dated April 21, 2004. Virus definitions prior to this date (beginning with definitions released February 23, 2004 (20040223.007), detect this threat as Bloodhound.Packed or W32.Blaster.Worm.
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