Linux virus rumours denied

Rumours of a worm hitting Red Hat Linux servers have been played down by anti-virus specialist Kaspersky Labs.

Rumours of a worm hitting Red Hat Linux servers have been played down by anti-virus specialist Kaspersky Labs.

Eric Doyle

Stories have been been rife in the industry that Ramen, an opportunist worm that attacks known vulnerabilities in Red Hat 6.2 and 7.0, is in the wild. But a spokesman for Kaspersky said he did not believe this was yet true.

Most Red Hat Linux users have applied patches produced by the company last September, but those that have not could be at risk. The worm has no payload but could cause bandwidth problems as it scans the Internet for its next victim - checking 9,000 addresses a minute.

eric.doyle@rbi.co.uk

CW+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on Business applications

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close