WORM GENERATES DDOS ATTACKS
W32.SQLExp.Worm, SQL Slammer Worm, DDOS.SQLP1434.A
SQLSlammer is an
Internet worm spreads using a buffer overflow hole in
Microsoft SQL server 2000 and Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE)
2000. The worm uses UDP 1434 to infect unpatched SQL
servers. The total worm length is only 376 bytes and it does
not contain any destructive payload.
The worm sends packets to randomly
generated IP addresses to infect other unpatched SQL servers.
This increases the network traffic and causing denial of service
attack in the network. This vulnerability can be fixed by
installing service pack 3 from the link http://www.microsoft.com/sql/downloads/2000/sp3.asp
SQLSlammer worm uses a buffer overflow
hole in the unpatched SQL servers running on Microsoft NT,
2000 and XP. It will not affect Windows 9x and ME systems. The worm will
reside in memory only. SQLSlammer worm will not write anything in the
and install the service pack 3 from the Microsoft site http://www.microsoft.com/sql/downloads/2000/sp3.asp
Then restart the system to remove the worm from memory.
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