Name that worm--plan looks to cut through chaos

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Imhotep, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Imhotep

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    "Zotob.E, Tpbot-A, Rbot.CBQ and IRCbot.worm: all names given to a single
    worm that wreaked havoc in Windows 2000 systems last month. Among the
    plethora of identifiers, perhaps the most useful--CME-540--didn't make an
    impact."

    "But that's about to change. CME-540 was the tag attached to the worm by the
    Common Malware Enumeration initiative, which is just emerging from its test
    phase. Next month, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team plans to
    officially take the wraps off the effort, meant to reduce the confusion
    caused by the different names security companies give worms, viruses and
    other pests."

    http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/120438

    Imhotep
     
    Imhotep, Sep 25, 2005
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  2. From: "Imhotep" <>

    | "Zotob.E, Tpbot-A, Rbot.CBQ and IRCbot.worm: all names given to a single
    | worm that wreaked havoc in Windows 2000 systems last month. Among the
    | plethora of identifiers, perhaps the most useful--CME-540--didn't make an
    | impact."
    |
    | "But that's about to change. CME-540 was the tag attached to the worm by the
    | Common Malware Enumeration initiative, which is just emerging from its test
    | phase. Next month, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team plans to
    | officially take the wraps off the effort, meant to reduce the confusion
    | caused by the different names security companies give worms, viruses and
    | other pests."
    |
    | http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/120438
    |
    | Imhotep

    It is interesting to note, I could find no data at the US CERT web site on "Common Malware
    Enumeration" except pointing to MITRE -- http://www.cve.mitre.org/cme/

    MITRE shows CME has been around since at least June 8, 2005.

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 25, 2005
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