[svlug] glibc "I love you" virus?

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sat May 17 16:31:40 PDT 2003


on Thu, May 15, 2003 at 08:22:43AM -0700, Ira Weiny (iweiny at acm.org) wrote:
> I got an email yesterday with a subject "I love you".  The body was 
> "kind of simple, but fun nonetheless."
> 
> I figured just another virus to delete but as I am a curious person I 
> looked at the attachment and found a interesting name 
> "glibc-2.1.3-stubs.tar.gz.src"  I have not opened it yet and I am not 
> afraid to as if I am not root it can't hurt me but I am wondering if 
> any of you have any knowledge of what this might be.

Likely something that got picked up on the victim's system.  Unless
Gnome has succeeded in making Evo bug-for-bug compatible with LookOut.

Peace.

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