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Slapper.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Slapper.C
Technical name:Linux/Slapper.C
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 4156. 

 
Affected platforms:

Linux

First detected on:Sept. 24, 2002
Detection updated on:Dec. 10, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Slapper.C 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.