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|Effects: ||This worm's main threat lies in the DoS (Denial of Service) attacks it can carry out through port UDP 1978. |
|First detected on:||Sept. 23, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||June 17, 2003|
Slapper.B 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.
Affected computers might cease to function correctly, as a result of the DoS attacks carried out by Slapper.B.