Worm Warner

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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 GNU/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



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27 February 2017

Leaders and contributors

Jeroen van Nieuwenhuizen Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Download files archivedDownloadhttp://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.jeroen.se/*

Software prerequisites

Required to useMail_Sender
Required to useNet_DNS
Required to useFile_Tail


"Download files archived" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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