New worm targets Linux systems or does it

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

ZDNet reports a new worm for linux systems. Since I was busy yesterday, I saw about this only today.
The vulnerabilities that this virus attacks actually belong to three scripts, not the OS itself. Therefore, I really wouldn’t call this a Linux virus. That’s like calling a vulnerability in MS Word or Windows Skype a Windows virus.
I agree with him. Anyway two of the vulnerabilities have been fixed earlier. And even if you haven't updated your system, you will not be affected if you aren't running a web server. This rules out home users.
Here are the descriptions of the virus by McAffe and Symantec.

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