Blaster - RPC DCOM worm hits the net

Tuesday, 12 August 2003, 8:05 AM EST

A malicious worm that exploits last month's RPC DCOM vulnerability struck the Internet Monday afternoon, targeting unpatched Windows 2000 and Windows XP machines.

The worm, dubbed "Blaster" and "LovSan" by security and anti-virus companies, attacks vulnerable machines over TCP port 135, then spawns a shell and initiates a TFTP file transfer to retrieve the worm's code.

The worm apparently has no malicious payload, but is reportedly crashing some PCs as it attempts to infect them. Additionally, according to an analysis from Symantec's DeepSight Threat Management System, the malware is programmed to launch a denial of service attack against Microsoft's windowsupdate.com site on August 16th.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Black hole routing: Not a silver bullet for DDoS protection

As ISPs, hosting providers and online enterprises around the world continue suffering the effects of DDoS attacks, often the discussions that follow are, “What is the best way to defend our networks and our customers against an attack?”


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Mon, Mar 2nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //