Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 16:08:40 -0300
From: Dexter J <>
Subject: Re: Test Hamster Request..

Salutations: Pete Brown wrote: > > If worms were like comets or hurricanes I reckon the worm should be named > after yourself. > > Just say it was so...............what would you call the worm? > > Regards > > Pete > Lord no - you don't want any exploit named after yourself and I should be very clear it may be nothing other than script kiddies rattling doors. But - it's something new and it targeted Apache with these: /error/%5c%2e%2e%5clogs%5cinstall.log and /error/%5c%2e%2e%5cconf%5chttpd.conf It first hit here from - so if I had any say at all - I'd probably call it: .. '' - or simply - the 'mashock' exploit.. However - if turns out to actually be something, you know, other than someone rattling server doors - whoever dreamt it up will take dis-honour as part of the source code and viral load. No word from anyone in authority - however someone at alt.apache.configuration has kindly tested what little I have against a his production *nix Apache and it hasn't breached his system (with the proviso that he isn't using an OEM configuration).. Interesting times brother Pete.. Interesting times.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Kathy Matea - 455 Rocket

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