New worm targets two MS vulnerabilities

Friday, 4 June 2004, 8:36 PM EST

Antivirus software companies are warning customers about a new e-mail worm that targets unpatched Microsoft Corp. Windows machines with either of two recently disclosed software vulnerabilities.

The new worm, known as both "Plexus" and "Explet.A," was first detected on Wednesday and spreads by exploiting Windows machines with vulnerabilities used by two recent worms, Sasser and Blaster, according to alerts. Network Associates Inc.'s McAfee Antivirus Emergency Response Team and Symantec Corp. both said the new worm does not pose a serious threat, but issued software updates on Thursday to detect it.

By Paul Roberts at Info World.

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