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Topic # 57720 22-Feb-2010 21:34 Send private message


Hi there,



I had heard that GZ had mentioned the new Chuck Norris worm / attack was being discussed in the forum, but I can't seem to see any mention of it..


As I have previously warned, if you have a Dlink modem, now might be an even better time to upgrade the firmware, as there is a new Worm doing the rounds.

The Chuck Norris worm attacks a few different devices, including (among others) the vulnerable Dlink routers

http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223000208

• My first recommendation is to log into your router, and change the default password.
• But mainly check that you have installed the most recent version of firmware.


This does not JUST impact the following routers, but these are known to be vulnerable..


The following routers are reportedly affected:
* DSL-502T
* DSL-504T
* DSL-562T
* DSL-G604T

The security issue has been reported in the following firmware versions:
* V1.00B01T16.EN.20040211
* V1.00B01T16.EU.20040217
* V0.00B01T04.UK.20040220
* V1.00B01T16.EN.20040226
* V1.00B02T02.EU.20040610
* V1.00B02T02.UK.20040618
* V1.00B02T02.EU.20040729
* V1.00B02T02.DE.20040813
* V1.00B02T02.RU.20041014


I will also keep updating details as I discover them here www.adslgeek.com/dslforum


Cheers,
ADSLgeek

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  Reply # 301304 23-Feb-2010 02:56 Send private message

how does this affect routers? how does the virus get into the router :|

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  Reply # 301323 23-Feb-2010 07:52 Send private message

Basically some people don't change the default passwords and the remote administration access options, so this trojan simply login to the router and installs itself using a known vulnerability. Once installed the trojan redirects requests to sites with automatic malware downloads.




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