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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 10-01-2002 09:34 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Ive received two valid warnings at the office this morning regarding the following virus:

W32/Bugbear@MM

The risk/incident rate is apparently rising, and theyve upgraded the threat level, so I thought Id give you a heads up. Details can be found at the link at the end, and for anyone using Microsoft Internet Explorer (ver 5.01 or 5.5 without SP2).please review the section:

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It is common for the attachment name to contain a double-extension (ie. .doc.pif). Outgoing messages look to make use of the Incorrect MIME Header Can Cause IE to Execute E-mail Attachment vulnerability (MS01-020) in Microsoft Internet Explorer (ver 5.01 or 5.5 without SP2). Gateway scanner will detect samples using this exploit as Exploit-MIME.gen. or Exploit-MIME.gen.exe.


It refers to a vulnerability with certain versions of Explorer that may cause the attachment to execute automatically, whether you open the attachment purposefully or not.
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99728.htm


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Ooo! I like the new picture!
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Yes, that's a lovely picture of you, Kit.

Thanks for the heads up!
Kit McCallum
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You're welcome gentlemen ... and thank "you" ... what a lovely way to end my night.
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Thank you Kit for the warning...

and nice pic

regards,
sudhir
 
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