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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2004.0513 -- Trend Micro MEDIUM Risk Virus Alert
WORM_RATOS.A (MyDoom.S, MyDoom.Q, MyDoom.R)
17 August 2004
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Trend Micro
Operating System: Windows
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Comment: The following Trend Micro virus alert provides information on the
recent detection of the RATOS.A virus. Further information is
available from additional anti-virus vendors as listed below.
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As of Aug 16, 2004 12:10 AM (GMT -7:00), TrendLabs has declared a Medium Risk
Virus Alert to control the spread of WORM_RATOS.A. TrendLabs has received
several infection reports indicating that this malware is spreading in Japan,
Korea and the United States.
This worm spreads via email with the following details:
Message body: LOL!;))))
Upon execution, it drops a copy of itself as the following files:
(Note: %System% refers to the Windows system folder, which is usually
C:\Windows\System on Windows 95, 98, and ME, C:\WINNT\System32 on Windows 2000
and NT, and C:\Windows\System32 on Windows XP. Note: The Windows system folder is
usually C:\Windows\System on Windows 95, 98, and ME, C:\WINNT\System32 on Windows
2000 and NT, and C:\Windows\System32 on Windows XP.)
It downloads copies of a backdoor component file from several URLs and saves it as
WINVPN32.EXE in the Windows folder.
This worm usually arrives UPX-compressed and runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT,
2000, and XP.
TrendLabs will be releasing the following EPS deliverables:
TMCM Outbreak Prevention Policy 126 (available)
Official Pattern Release 1.957.00 (available)
Damage Cleanup Template 394 (to be released)
Network Virus Pattern 10136 (to be released)
TrendLabs is currently working to provide a more in-depth analysis of this malware.
You can visit our Web site for more updates on WORM_RATOS.A:
Contact email@example.com for inquiries and to report infections in your region.
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