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Re: Times up!
From: "Salvador III Manaois" <badzmanaois () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 00:02:28 +0800

Strangely enough, there was a spike in reported issues on SVCHOST.exe
in the MS forums since last week (high memory utilization for one of
the processes invoked by svchost.exe). If these were due to the
malware exploiting the reported vulnerability, then the extent of
infection could be significantly high (provided, of course, if the
proliferation mechanism of the malware is first-rate).

I doubt if most enterprise applied the patch immediately after the
release considering that today is Friday (not much IT support during
the weekend, at least for most imho). Good thing most AVs are now
catching the Gimmiv malware and hopefully all its variants.  But
still, the hole has got to be plugged.

Btw, any figures showing the extent of infection at this point?


Salvador Manaois III
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