Windows and UNIX worms exploiting well-known flaws

Friday, 2 March 2007, 2:46 PM EST

With an old worm hitting the headlines after some high-profile businesses have had their network security weaknesses exposed by infections, a new one has been sighted exploiting the very simple vulnerability in telnet on Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system reported a few weeks ago.

The Windows worm, the latest in a string of W32/Sdbot clones able to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the Windows server service, Microsoft's SQL server and some Symantec products, has been reported in small numbers in a few large businesses.

At Virus Bulletin.

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