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  3. W32.Gaobot.AZT


Risk Level 2: Low

July 18, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:25:24 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Gaobot.AZT is repacked variant of W32.Gaobot.WO. It attempts to spread through network shares that have weak passwords. It also allows attackers to access an infected computer through a predetermined IRC channel.

The worm uses multiple vulnerabilities to spread, including:

W32.Gaobot.AZT is packed with FSG (MEW), ASPack, and UPX.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 19, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 19, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 19, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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