WORM SPREADS IN THE WILD
Virus Name : W32.Mimail.A@mm
Alias : I-Worm/Mimail, W32/Mimail-A, W32/Mimail@mm, WORM_MIMAIL.A,
Virus type : Internet
level : Medium
an e-mail worm, uses security hole in Internet explorer to
infect target systems. It collects e-mail addresses stored in
local hard disk to distribute infected messages. Mimail
worm arrives as an
e-mail attachment. The infected attachment name will be "Message.zip".
The infected mail sample is given below.
Subject: your account <random characters>
I would like to inform you about important information regarding your
email address. This email address will be expiring.
Please read attachment for details.
Best regards, Administrator
the worm file message.html stored in message.zip is executed,
it copies itself to Temporary Internet Files folder as "Foo.exe"
and runs it. Foo.exe drops videodrv.exe, tmp, zip.tmp, and
eml.tmp in the infected system.
modifies registry run section to load automatically on the
next startup. The registry modification is given below.
worm uses a security vulnerablity in IE to infect. You can
find more details about this vulnerability and security patch
download details at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-015.asp
This worm is appeared on the
beginning of August 2003.
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