Ahh You be at me to it .... Yeah Looks Nasty. I think most common microsoft OS are affected
Correct. This Worm is only attacking Windows 2000. BTW...MS released a patch last week to address this hole. Only those that have been 'Slacken' off on their security updates should get this worm.DumberDrummer said:I think its just 2k. I hope...
That would be in their job description :sayyes:They need to get on their systems IT/Admin guys...as it's there fault....lol
source: news.comZotob worm hole also affects Windows XP
Published: August 23, 2005, 6:45 PM PDT
By Joris Evers
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
The plug-and-play vulnerability that caused havoc for Windows 2000 users last week also holds a serious risk for some Windows XP users, Microsoft said Tuesday. Computers running Windows XP with Service Pack 1 in a specific configuration are vulnerable to worm attacks similar to the ones that hit Windows 2000 systems, Microsoft said in a security advisory published Tuesday.
The Zotob worm and its offshoots, plus several other worms, downed Windows 2000 computers, including systems at ABC, CNN and The New York Times. All the worms exploited a security hole in the plug-and-play feature in Windows, for which Microsoft provided a fix earlier this month and rated as "critical" for Windows 2000.
It was previously thought that only Windows 2000 machines were vulnerable to remote attack using the plug-and-play flaw. However, Microsoft in its security advisory on Tuesday specified one scenario that also exposes select Windows XP users.
Also vulnerable are systems that run Windows XP with SP1 with file and printer sharing and the Windows guest user account enabled, according to Microsoft. This would likely be home users, because PCs are not vulnerable if connected to a network domain, which is common in business environments, Microsoft said.