Threat Description

Sasser.D

Details

Aliases: Sasser.D, W32/Sasser.D
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



Sasser.D is an Internet worm spreading through the MS04-011 (LSASS) vulnerability.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.

Eliminating a Local Network Outbreak

If the infection is in a local network, please follow the instructions on this webpage:

Manual Disinfection

To manually disinfect an infected system, first apply the Microsoft patch MS04-011, then use Task Manager to kill the "skynetave.exe" process, then delete the file 'skynetave.exe' from your Windows directory and reboot.

For step-by-step instructions, see Microsoft's site: http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/sasser.asp#steps



Technical Details



Sasser.D is a variant of Sasser.C. This version starts 128 processes to scan for new vulnerable hosts and sends ICMP ECHO requests before attacking.

For more details, see the description of Sasser.B.






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