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Ms06-001: Womble Worm - Wmf Exploit

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 29 August 2006 - 10:44 AM

Most exploit attacks have recently been the spammed trojan horse variety. This new MS06-001 WMF-exploit based attack is a true worm that can replicate among vulnerable PCs if the user clicks on the infected attachments.

MS06-001: Womble Worm - WMF Exploit

W32/Womble@MM is a mass mailing worm which uses Exploit-WMF to spread. It may arrive as a ZIP archive or as a file using the following file extension: JPG.WMF. W32/Womble@MM uses it's own SMTP engine to send out the messages.

It generates the email as follows:


From: (Spoofed email sender)

Subject: Uses any one of the following: info, Incredible!!, Hi, important, !!, Look at this!!!, FIFA, pic, private, Beauty, Re: Private, Olympus, Bush, Kiss, Paula, Miss Khan, ect.

Attachment: firefox_update.pif.zip, congratulations.jpg.zip, your_friends.wmf.zip, some_info.wmf, your_friends.jpg

Files with .ZIP extensions are just the copy of the worm itself. Those files with wither .JPG and .WMF extensions contain the Exploit-WMF as well as the worm

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