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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Gimmiv.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gimmiv.A
Technical name:Trj/Gimmiv.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It exploits the vulnerability MS08-067 in the Windows Server Service in order to steal all type of information about the affected user and computer, such as passwords, security patches installed in the system, etc. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Oct. 24, 2008
Detection updated on:Oct. 24, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Gimmiv.A is a Trojan which exploits a vulnerability in the Windows Server Service which allows remote code execution. It is the vulnerability MS08-067.

Gimmiv.A is designed to steal all type of information from the affected user and computer, such as the MSN and Outlook credentials, username and computer name, information of the browser, among others.

Gimmiv.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Gimmiv.A is easy to recognize, as it opens the command line window during few seconds when it is run:

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