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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
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
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.)
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.
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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