August 1st, 2003, 09:10 PM
Mimail Mass-Email Worm Propagation
Internet Security Systems Security Alert
August 1, 2003
"Mimail" Mass-Email Worm Propagation
ISS X-Force has detected the spread of a mass-emailing worm named
"Mimail". The Mimail worm is currently propagating aggressively across the
Internet. Mimail takes advantage of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer
to hide an executable program within what appears to be a benign HTML file
delivered to recipients via email.
The executable payload of the worm is hidden within a HTML file that is
delivered in a compressed ZIP archive. Many Internet users believe that
HTML files are not dangerous. The Mimail worm was designed specifically to
appear to be benign, and to execute via a flaw in Internet Explorer.
Viruses or worms that propagate by exploiting flaws in software are
particularly dangerous, and they generally propagate more effectively.
August 1st, 2003, 09:19 PM
N00b> STFU i r teh 1337 (english: You must be mistaken, good sir or madam. I believe myself to be quite a good player. On an unrelated matter, I also apparently enjoy math.)
August 4th, 2003, 06:20 PM
Some new news of this
"Mass-mailing worm Mimail-A all set to burrow across Atlantic"