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Scalper.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Scalper.A
Technical name:Unix/Scalper.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:ELF_Scalper.A, FreeBSD.Scalper.Worm
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It saturates the TCP, UDP and DNS protocols, it mass mails e-mail messages (spam) and launches Denial of Service attacks.

Detection updated on:July 1, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Scalper.A is a worm that spreads by exploiting a vulnerability in Apache servers, which allows code to be run using an invalid request.

The worm is considered dangerous, as it can saturate the following protocols: TCP, DNS and UDP

Visible Symptoms 

    

When activated, Scalper.A can saturate the protocols TCP, UDP and DNS. It also mass mails e-mail messages (spam), which can block affected servers.

Scalper.A is also capable of launching DoS attacks (Denial of Service).