1. Symantec/
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  3. W32.Gaobot.ADN


Risk Level 2: Low

April 21, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:21:45 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Gaobot.ADN is a minor variant of W32.Gaobot.SY. This worm attempts to spread through network shares that have weak passwords and allows attackers to access an infected computer using a predetermined IRC channel.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including:

This threat may be compressed with BJFNT.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 21, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2008 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 21, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2008 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 21, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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