Posted by Paco (22.214.171.124) on November 28, 2001 at 08:56:01:
...you were safe. Here is an email alert I got from MicroTrend:Due to an increase in the number of reported infections in the last 12 hours, the risk level ofWORM_BADTRANS.B has been upgraded to Medium Risk.This memory-resident Internet worm is a variant of WORM_BADTRANS.A. It propagates via MAPI32,has a Key Logger component, and arrives with randomly selected double-extension filenames. It does not require the email recipient to open the attachment for it to execute. It uses aknown vulnerability in Internet Explorer-based email clients (Microsoft Outlook and MicrosoftOutlook Express) to automatically execute the file attachment. This vulnerability is also knownas Automatic Execution of Embedded MIME type. WORM_BADTRANS.B is detected by pattern file #170 or #970.
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