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W32.Gibe@mm Virus and Trojan Infection

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W32.Gibe@mm Virus and Trojan Infection

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/01/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
12/04/2013

Description

Evidence of infection with the W32.Gibe@mm email virus has been found on the system. This virus spreads by automatically mailing copies of the worm disguised as a Microsoft patch designed to fix several real vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. If an unsuspecting user executes the attached program, the machine will be infected.

The virus spreads by mailing itself using its own built in SMTP code to spread. One component of the virus is a backdoor trojan called GFXACC.EXE which opens up port 12378 on the machine and allows an attacker to control the machine.

Solution(s)

  • windows-gibe-virus

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