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           ESB-2003.0533 -- Trend Micro Medium Risk Virus Alert
                              02 August 2003


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Operating System:       Windows
Impact:                 Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access Required:        Remote

Ref:                    ESB-2003.0314

Comment: For more information, please see:


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TrendLabs HQ received numerous infection reports of a new malware 
spreading in the US which currently has an infection count of 11.  
This malware is detected as WORM_MIMAIL.A. As of  09:26 AM (US PT), 
Trend has declared a Yellow Alert to control the spread of this malware.

This malware is an Internet worm that propagates via email using its own 
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) engine. 

It arrives with the following details:
   Subject: your account %n%
        (Where %n% is a variable string.)
   Message Body: 
        Hello there,I would like to inform you about 
        important information regarding youremail address.
        This email address will be expiring. 
        Please read attachment for details.
        Best regards, 
   Attachment: "message.zip"

TrendLabs HQ will be releasing the following EPS deliverables:
- -	Official Pattern Release 597 > in 45 minutes
- -	TMCM Outbreak Prevention Policy 38 > undergoing testing
- -	Damage Cleanup Template 149 > in 1 hour 

Please inform us if there are any infection reports in your region.

For more information on WORM_MIMAIL.A, please visit our Web site at:

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