Bagle.AF Outbreak Alert

Published Fri, Jul 16 2004 0:38

BREAKING NEWS: Medium-On-Watch Warning for Bagle.AF

It's been a while since we've had a Medium-On-Watch worm (the last Medium-On-Watch was Bagle.AA in April; the last High risk Mydoom in January), but this drought has been broken by the latest version of the Bagle family, Bagle.AF. The worm, which appeared earlier today, has been spreading at a very rapid speed, earning it Medium-On-Watch from McAfee, which signifies that there is a significant chance that a High risk upgrade will occur within the next 72 hours.

The following risks have been applied:

Trend Micro - MEDIUM
NAI - MEDIUM-ON-WATCH
Symantec - MEDIUM
F-Secure - LOW/NO ALERT RELEASED
Sophos - “MANY REPORTS”
Computer Associates - LOW-MEDIUM/NOT ASSESSED

The Secunia information file is available here. More information is also available from Harry Waldron at the McAfeeHelp Forums.