W32.Nimda.A@mm, Thanks, US Tour in 2002? Steps Night in London!
Symantec Security Response has received a number of submissions on W32.Nimda.A@mm and is rating it as a Category 4. W32.Nimda.A@mm is a new mass-mailing worm that utilizes multiple methods to spread itself. The worm sends itself out by email, searches for open network shares, attempts to copy itself to unpatched or already vulnerable Microsoft IIS web servers, and is a virus infecting both local files and files on remote network shares. The worm uses the Unicode Web Traversal exploit. A patch and information regarding this exploit can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms00-078.asp When the worm arrives by email, the worm uses a MIME exploit allowing the virus to be executed just by reading or previewing the file. Information and a patch for this exploit can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-020.asp Users visiting compromised Web servers will be prompted to download an .eml (Outlook Express) email file, which contains the worm as an attachment. This .eml file also uses the aforementioned MIME exploit. Users can disable ‘File Download’ in their internet security zones to prevent compromise. Also, the worm will create open network shares on the infected computer, allowing access to the system. During this process the worm creates the guest account with Administrator privileges. Thanks to everyone who sent me e-mail messages, e-mail cards and left messages on the board for my Birthday! We’ve had news in from Jake – which we’ve yet to have officially confirmed or denied yet – that Steps are set to tour in the US in the Summer of 2002 to promote their new album there. The tour is set to be organised by touring company SFX where Steps will be joined by fellow UK act S Club 7 and another act in the promotional tour. Again we’ve not had this confirmed, or then again denied – we’ll keep looking for an official answer for this. Also to hopefully clear up some of the news about Steps & Harry Potter. According to some of the reviews we’ve received from people it seems that it wasn’t mentioned that the Steps song is the one from Harry Potter Movie, although they did play a song from the Harry Potter soundtrack, which is probably why the confusion took place. Thanks to Stuart for sending this over! Steps night being held at a club in London this Saturday from 10.30pm – 3.00am. I will be DJing and we will be giving away copies of Chain Reaction as well as playing all Steps hits. The club is called The Phoenix and is in Cavendish Square (just off Oxford Street). I wondered if you might want to put this on the site as Steps aren’t doing their usual trick of performing at G.A.Y for this single. Entry is �3 with a voucher (�5 if not) and details are on the Phoenix’s site: http://go.to/phoenixonline.com