29 Nov 2001
W32/Badtrans-B: Information and protection
Sophos released protection against the W32/Badtrans-B worm on
Saturday 24 November, 15:45 GMT (10:45 EST). This worm is spreading
widely across the internet and Sophos is receiving a significant
number of technical support calls and it may take longer than usual
to respond to your enquiry.
For this reason we have listed useful links and further
information about this worm below.
Please remember you can also email our support department at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you
have any further enquiries.
W32/Badtrans-B exploits a security loophole in some versions of
Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft issued a patch which reportedly fixes
this loophole earlier this year, but some users have still not
patched against it.
Read more and download the patch from
(This patch fixes a number of vulnerabilities in Microsoft's
software, including the one exploited by this worm)
Sophos recommends users of Microsoft products consider
subscribing to Microsoft's security bulletin notification mailing
list. Details on how to do this are described on Microsoft's website.
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