1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Linkbot.H


Risk Level 2: Low

January 12, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:31:50 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.Win32.PoeBot.g [Kaspe, W32/Poebot.gen [McAfee], WORM_POEBOT.G [Trend Micro]
Systems Affected:

W32.Linkbot.H is a worm that exploits the Microsoft Windows LSASS Buffer Overrun Vulnerability (Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-011) in order to propagate. It also creates a back door on the system accessible through IRC.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 12, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 7, 2017 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 12, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 8, 2017 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 12, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Candid Wueest

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