[Esd-l] Goner worm

John D. Hardin jhardin at impsec.org
Tue Dec 4 20:29:01 PST 2001

On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Murray Crane wrote:

> Sorry I can't be all pro-active and such, I quarantine to
> /dev/null*, but any chance of a local recipe to detect the goner
> worm; Symantec's page about it is at http:
> //securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.goner.a at mm.html
> (* In light of this very virus I am reviewing this policy and may
> well go to something a little less final.)

Take a look at the current snapshot. I've added a DISCARD response, so
that worm storms with a signature-based trap can just toss the

It's a little roundabout, but is structure for future enhancements.

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