Linux worm targets PHP flaw

Internet ne'er do wells have created a Linux worm which uses a recently discovered vulnerability in XML-RPC for PHP, a popular open source component used in many applications, to attack vulnerable systems.

The Mare-D worm also tries to take advantage of a security flaw in Mambo to spread. If successful, the worm installs an IRC-controlled backdoor on compromised systems. Linux worm targets PHP flaw | The Register

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 20th February 2006 8:46PM