[linux-elitists] CNET: Another worm, more patches

Nick Sweeney nick@nonspace.org
Sun Sep 23 09:08:47 PDT 2001


Artie Di said (<root@artiedi.com>):
> Relevant text from Yahoo! News/Reuters story.  Taken from 
> http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010921/tc/tech_nimda_dc_1.html
> 
> Twenty points to the first person to find the words "Microsoft", "Windows", 
> or "IIS" in the story.

Relevant text from Observer column. Taken from
http://www.observer.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4262611,00.html

Let us get one thing straight: the Nimda worm/ virus which caused
intermittent havoc last week is not - as innumerable media reports have put
it - an 'internet worm/virus'. It is a *Microsoft* worm/virus.

Only computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems, browsers and
email programs, or Web servers running Microsoft IIS software, are
vulnerable to the vicious little beastie. Nimda attacks at least a dozen
known vulnerabilities in Microsoft IIS and can also spread via open shares
to other connected machines on a network. Computers that do not run
Microsoft software are not, repeat not, vulnerable to this particular
attack.                 

::

I like John Naughton.

Nick



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