Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Dasher Worm not In-The-Wild yet!

A new computer worm that exploits a critical Microsoft Windows 2000 flaw first revealed by Microsoft in October has been circulating since late last week, and now has morphed into three variants. The Dasher worm takes advantage of a vulnerability in the Windows Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC), opening a back door on susceptible computers and causing them to connect to a remote server to receive further instructions. All Windows 2000 computers that have not been patched are most at risk from the worm. However at this moment I can confirm that this worm is not really In-The-Wild in Belgium and the Netherlands. Let's hope that it stays like that.