Computer Bugs

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Code Red Worm Activity Original release date: June 19, 2001 There has been a dramatic increase in reports of website defacements and scans for hosts listening on TCP port 80. This activity appears to be related to the "Code Red" worm, a recently discovered worm that exploits the buffer overflow in the IIS Indexing Service DLL. More information can be found at Systems Affected · Systems running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 with …

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…Application Programming Interface extension is IDQ.DLL). The vulnerability allows the attacker to run code of their choice. The attacker may have complete control of the victimís system. I think this kind of worm is a common one and administrators need to be aware of new system bugs and apply the appropriate fixes. The solution to this problem is a apply patch. Appropriate patches to protect against attack can be downloaded from the Internet.