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Slapper

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Slapper
Technical name:Linux/Slapper
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  This worm's main threat lies in the DoS (Denial of Service) attacks it can carry out through port UDP 2002. 

Affected platforms:

Linux

Detection updated on:Feb. 10, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Slapper is a worm for Linux that exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability found in the OpenSSL component of Apache Web servers.

The Linux distributions affected by this vulnerability are Mandrake, SuSe, Slackware, RedHat and Debian installed on computers with an Intel processor.  

 

Visible Symptoms 

    

Affected computers might cease to function correctly, as a result of the DoS attacks carried out by Slapper.