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MS - new malware using an ms08-067 exploit gained momentum

Published: 2008-11-26
Last Updated: 2008-11-26 16:32:58 UTC
by Patrick Nolan (Version: 1)
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In Tuesday's blog "More MS08-067 Exploits" Microsoft said that new malware using an ms08-067 exploit "gained momentum and as a result we see an increased support call volume". The article and other writeups related to this particular malware have similar information, some information not contained in each writeup includes;

Symantec W32.Downadup

...."the worm deletes any user-created System Restore points"...

...."the worm attempts to contact the following sites to obtain the current date:


It uses the date information to generate a list of domain names.

The worm then contacts these domains in an attempt to download additional files onto the compromised computer".

Microsoft Conflicker.A

"Once a machine has been infected the worm will patch the exploited function via a simple code hook in order to prevent re-infecting a machine it has already compromised".

Other links;

F-Secure Worm:W32/Downadup.A

CA  Win32/Conficker.A


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