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Sorbot worm targets MYSQL.

Virus experts are warning computer users about a new variant of the Forbot worm which targets MYSQL open-source database software on Windows computers connected to the Internet. MYSQL is a popular alternative to Microsoft's SQL Server database software and there are said to be more than 5 million installations worldwide. Aside from spreading across the Internet, the worm also attempts to create a zombie bot network which would allow remote hackers to launch a distributed denial-of-service attack from infected computers. The Forbot-DY worm tries to spread to network shares with weak passwords and also by using two Microsoft security vulnerabilities: The RPC-DCOM security exploit (N4SO3-039) and the LSASS security exploit (MS04-01 1).

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Title Annotation:Security
Publication:Database and Network Journal
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2005
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