MS08-002 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in LSASS on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows local privilege escalation in the vulnerable computer.
The Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) provides an interface for managing local security and domain authentication. It handles authentication for the client and for the server.
If exploited successfully, MS08-002 allows to gain unauthorized privileges on a computer or network. An example of privilege elevation would be an unprivileged user who could manage to be added to the Administrator's group. In such case, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.
This vulnerability is exploited by running specially crafted application in the vulnerable computer. In order to do so, a hacker must be able to log on locally to the system.
If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.