in-the-wild worm that exploits security vulnerabilities in
Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook in a similar way
to the much publicised VBS/BubbleBoy-A
Sophos issued an email alert on VBS/Kakworm, which is detected
by Sophos Anti-Virus 3.31 or later, in January 2000.
Sophos InterCheck on-access scanner users should ensure "HTA" is
in their list of extensions to check by default.
VBS/Kakworm appears to be extremely widespread, and Sophos
researchers believe this is largely because individuals and
companies have not applied a patch first issued by Microsoft in
Microsoft's patch eliminates security vulnerabilities associated
with two ActiveX controls (scriptlet.typelib and Eyedog). According
to Microsoft these vulnerabilities occur with Internet Explorer 4.0
and 5.0 and could allow malicious code to run on a user's
This patch protects users from attacks such as those by
VBS/Kakworm as well as VBS/BubbleBoy-A.
For further information and to download the patch please view
Microsoft Security Bulletin
(MS99-032). We strongly recommend you install this patch.
Please read the Instructions for