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Re: Latest worm warning


From: Seapearls Artworks (seapearls__at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 21:55:08 PDT

I just received this bulletin too. A wee bit late I am afraid but the worm has been removed now though and I have put extra precautions in place and my computer is healthy once again.

Shar ARndT
teacher and artist
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
>From: Maggie White
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk"
>Subject: Latest worm warning
>Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 21:49:07 -0700
>I know this is a little too late for Shar, but here's info for the
>rest of you about this worm, from a reputable online newsletter.
>The Blaster Worm is Taking No Survivors! _______________
>A new worm was discovered 8-11-03 that exploits an RPC hole through
>TCP port 135 it then downloads & runs a file called Msblast.exe that
>results in your computer shutting down. This worm is causing a huge
>amount of disturbance and can be found in Windows NT, 2000, XP and
>2003 Server. One of the payloads of this worm is to cause the DCOM
>(Distributed Component Object Model) RPC (Remote Procedure Call)
>interface to appear and tell the user that the system will be
>shutdown in 60 seconds. Even if you are protected from the
>vulnerability, you may see this box pop does not mean that
>the system is infected, only that an attempt to overrun the RPC has
>been made. To make things worse a variant of the worm has already
>been found as of Wednesday morning. For more details and what to
>do, surf over to:
>We have also posted a warning with a link to the security bulletins

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