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Warns hosts that are probably infected by a worm

WormWarner is a scripts that warns hosts that are probably infected by a worm. It decides whether a host is infected by analyzing the data from the Apache log files. It currently recognizes CodeRed, Nimda, the Linux.Slapper.Worm, and the FreeBSD.Scalper.worm. Warning is done by trying to contact the SMTP server on the infected host and sending an email to the postmaster. When this fails WormWarner tries to send a warning to the ISP


Download version 2.3 (stable)
released on 3 May 2004


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterBABA20027 February 2017

Leaders and contributors

Jeroen van Nieuwenhuizen Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Mail_Sender
Required to use File_Tail
Required to use Net_DNS

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2017.


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