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|Effects: ||It launches Denial of Service attacks against web servers. Some variants exploit the vulnerabilities Internet Zone and MHTML.|
|First detected on:||Nov. 3, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 3, 2007|
Mimail.gen is a detection for future variants of the Mimail family. This group of worms have the following characteristics:
It spreads via e-mail.
It launches DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against web servers.
In addition, some variants exploit the following vulnerabilities:
Internet zone: Internet Explorer vulnerability. It allows a hacker to open an executable file already present in the affected computer.
MHTML: Outlook Express vulnerability. It allows hackers to send and run a file of their choice.
Mimail.gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.