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RE: New Worm

  • From: Hire, Ejay
  • Date: Fri Sep 14 11:37:44 2001

I was in error.  This is not a new worm.  Just an old one that won't die.
 
Apologies.
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Ejay Hire [mailto:Ejay.hire@broadslate.net]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 12:04 PM
To: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: New Worm

My Honeypot was infected with a new self-replicating worm yesterday.  It appears to check for open win95/98/me netbios shares with read/write permission and installs wininit.exe (the scanner/infector) and the distributed.net client (In quiet Mode).  Upon reboot, the scanner will start and search for infectable hosts during periods of inactivity.  The windows 2000 pro pc seems unaffected.  I will make the files available for dis-assembly if anyone is interested.
 
To check for infection, look for the following files in c:/windows/system
 
wininit.exe  --Application
wininit.log  --Apparent Log file
info.dll   --Apparent Log file
dnetc.exe  --  Distributed.net client
dnetc.ini -- Distributed.net config
Buff-in.* -- Distributed.net work units
ms216.exe -- Unknown, but the timestamp matched the other files...