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Jan062009

“Worm:Win32/Conficker.B” targets Windows 7, Vista SP1 and XP SP3

Another resurgence of Worm:Win32/Conficker, this time as Worm:Win32/Conficker.B. By exploiting the Windows Server service (SVCHOST.EXE) vulnerability, the worm is capable of infecting computers across a network. The Redmond company pointed out that successful exploit could lead to remote code execution in scenarios in which file sharing was enabled on vulnerable machines. Win32/Conficker is also known as TA08-297A, CVE-2008-4250, VU827267, Win32/Conficker.A (CA), Mal/Conficker-A (Sophos), Trojan.Win32.Agent.bccs (Kaspersky), and W32.Downadup.B (Symantec).

 Make sure you install those patches guys and keep your anti-Virus solution up to date, Matt McCormack. In order to bulletproof themselves against exploits targeting the SVCHOST.EXE vulnerability, Windows users are advised to deploy MS08-067 immediately.

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