Threat Description

SQL Worm


Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: SQL Worm


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


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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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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