[Esd-l] Fast-spreading worm is hitting us hard

Robert Wagner rwagner at eruces.com
Fri Sep 19 06:45:57 PDT 2003


-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Glass [mailto:brett at lariat.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 10:36 PM
To: esd-l at spconnect.com
Subject: [Esd-l] Fast-spreading worm is hitting us hard

That's what I get for taking a break to see "The Matrix Reloaded" at a 
local theater this evening.

An e-mail worm whose text claims that it is a Microsoft security patch 
(but actually exploits a MIME header buffer overflow in Outlook) is 
hitting us fast and furious. Hundreds of messages in the past couple of 
hours. Both John's sanitizer and mine are effective against it, because 
it bears a standard .EXE file. But boy, what a mess it's making of the 
Net -- reminds me of the multiplying "agents" in the movie. Ugh.

--Brett Glass

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