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Old 08-12-2003, 02:17 PM
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MSBlast Virus Info

This has been affecting XP and Win2k world wide.

There is a vulnerability in the part of RPC that deals with message exchange over TCP/IP. The failure results because of incorrect handling of malformed messages. This particular vulnerability affects a Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) interface with RPC, which listens on RPC-enabled ports. This interface handles DCOM object activation requests that are sent by client machines (for example, Universal Naming Convention [UNC] path requests) to the server. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability would be able to run code with Local System privileges on an affected system. The attacker would be able to take any action on the system, including installing programs, viewing data, changing data, deleting data, or creating new accounts with full privileges.http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=823980#

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/ven...ster.worm.html

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Old 08-12-2003, 02:21 PM
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thx for the heads up.
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Old 08-12-2003, 08:52 PM
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????WHAT????
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:02 AM
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????WHAT????
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Basically from what I read, its a worm that can allow someone to take full control of your computer, oh and Damicci thanks for the info, YOU DA MAN!
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:08 AM
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so if you are lazy like me ehat do i do to avoid this?
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:23 AM
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so if you are lazy like me ehat do i do to avoid this?
Click on the first link and it takes you to the microsoft website and has a security patch to download
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Old 08-13-2003, 10:39 AM
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No problem fellas, it hit us hard here at work and we are still recovering, but i know a few people who have been affected personally and have no clue what to do b/c it can harm your system with even infecting it.

so use the first link to patch your version of win2k or xp and use the last link to clean up the virus if you don't have any a/v software, if you do update it and run a scan for MSBLAST.EXE.
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Old 08-17-2003, 03:52 AM
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I got it on monday when it came out and i deleted it yesterday. You jus have to search ur comp for msblast and delete the files then install the patches. You will also have to do a system clean up that you can get from www.antivirus.com. ONe of the blast files will be on your start up however and you wont be able to delete it because your computer will say its in use, you will have to go to START-RUN-type msconfig-go to start up and uncheck the msblast box then you can go back and delete it. It is important that you install the patch because modified versions of the worm have been released. hope that helps!!
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