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  3. W32.Lovgate.Z@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

July 5, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:25:06 PM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.LovGate.ah [Kaspersky], W32/Lovgate.af@MM [McAfee]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Lovgate.Z@mm is a mass-mailing worm that also spreads through open network shares.

The email will have a variable subject and file attachment name, with a .bat, .exe, .pif, or .scr file extension.

W32.Lovgate.Z@mm spreads through the DCOM RPC vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026) using TCP port 135.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 5, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 5, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 5, 2004
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Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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