The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has warned of a website defacing worm with an anti-US payload.
Known as sadmind/IIS, CERT said that the worm exploits a two year-old known vulnerability in Sun Solaris, rigging the machine to carry out automated attacks on vulnerable Microsoft IIS boxes.
Once the Sun box is exploited using the sadmind buffer overflow vulnerability and the payload is installed, it automatically trawls the web for unpatched IIS servers vulnerable to the folder traversal exploit.
Any HTML files on the compromised IIS machine are defaced with a message reading : "fuck USA Government fuck PoizonBOx," and a Yahoo email address in China.
Reports are cropping up on security and techie sites all around the world with people looking for help after being hit by the worm. As a preventative measure, patches are available for both vulnerabilities from the relevant vendor sites.
The CERT advisory can be found here.
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