Threat Description

SQL Worm

Details

Aliases: SQL Worm
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a network worm discovered in November 2001. It attacks servers running various versions of Microsoft SQL Server software.



Removal



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Technical Details



By connecting to the SQL server via port 1433, the worm exploits known security holes to gain access to a DOS prompt. After this the worm ftps binary files from a fixed host and executes them to spread further.The sites that hosted the carrier binary files have been taken down. In effect this stops the worm from spreading. This worm is not expected to cause further problems.[November 24, 2001; Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure Corp]






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