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Gimmiv.C

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Gimmiv.C
Technical name:W32/Gimmiv.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:MS08067,
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It exploits the vulnerability MS08-067 in the Windows Server Service in order to spread itself and download any type of malware to the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 6, 2008
Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

By exploting this vulnerability, Gimmiv.C can download any type of malware to the affected computer.

Gimmiv.C spreads by exploting the vulnerability MS08-067. In order to do so, it attacks certain IP addresses in which it attempts to enter a copy of itself.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Gimmiv.C is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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