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RE: Wave of fake Official Microsoft Advisory
From: "Lee Evans" <lee () vital co uk>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 19:17:41 +0100


Following links provide further details:


http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.swen.a () mm ht

Lee Evans

-----Original Message-----
From: Mail [mailto:mail () Gnome CA] On Behalf Of Bruno Clermont
Sent: 19 September 2003 15:57
To: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: Wave of fake Official Microsoft Advisory

Since this morning I start seeing tons of fake Microsoft 
Advisories by mail. They contain a .exe attachment.

Running strings(1) on the file show it contain it's own HTML 
mail source (and other version of the advisory), and many of 
the stuff it try to do:

- Increment a web counter "GET 
- query a POP3 account at ww2.fce.vutbr.cz
- retrieve stuff from a newsgroup and post a message
- modify mIRC configuration
- alter some Kaaza registry keys
- probably more stuff in all the encoded content

The mail really look like an official Microsoft communication with all
those legal reference to microsoft.com website. At the rate those mail
are coming many users had already been fooled, and infection had just

Some of the original mails (with .exe attachment) are available in mbox
format at http://www.gnome.ca/ms.mbox.

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