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  3. W32.Bobax.AH@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

August 29, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:43:46 PM
Systems Affected:

W32.Bobax.AH@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to use the compromised computer as a covert proxy. The worm spreads by exploiting the Microsoft Windows Plug and Play Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (as described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039) and by sending a copy of itself to email addresses gathered.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 30, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 30, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 31, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Rodney Andres

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