Alert level: Severe
Win32/Nimda is a family of worms that targets computers running certain versions of Microsoft Windows. The worm exploits the Windows vulnerability described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-020 in order to spread by infecting Web-content documents and attaching itself to e-mails. The worm also spreads by infecting executable files and by copying itself to local folders, network shares, and remote computers through backdoors. The worm compromises security by sharing the C drive and creating a Guest account with administrator permissions.
Artikelnummer: 4027245 – Letzte Überarbeitung: 28.07.2017 – Revision: 1