Worm Can Run Without Launching Attachment

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by SimonV, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. SimonV
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    [​IMG]<font size="3">New Bagle Worm Variant Can Run Without Launching Attachment
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    A series of new variants of the prolific Bagle worm has raised alarms in the security community through an innovative infection mechanism: The e-mail message in which the variants arrive may have no file attachment, and it's possible for a user to become infected without having to launch one.

    The message includes a Windows ActiveX control and uses a vulnerability announced and patched by Microsoft Corp. in August and another problem from last October. The most recent Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer also includes a fix for the more recently discovered flaw.

    Full Story: eweek.com
     
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