OpenOffice announces first ever worm
May 22 2007 2088 Views
The first worm specifically targeting the Open Office has emerged.

It effects Windows, Mac and Linux computers. Sophos, the anti-virus company admits that it poses a low threat.

The SB/Badbunny-A worm first infects you when you open an OpenOffice Draw file called badbunny.odg. A macro included in the file performs different functions depending on whether you are running Windows, MacOS or Linux.

Windows: The worm drops a file called drop.bad which is then moved to system.ini in your mIRC folder (if you have one) and also drops and executes badbunny.js which is a JavaScript virus that replicates to other files in the folder.

MacOS: The worm drops one of two Ruby script viruses (in files called badbunny.rb or badbunnya.rb)

Linux: The worm drops as an XChat script and also drops which is a tiny Perl virus infecting other Perl files.

The dropped XChat and mIRC scripts are used to replicate and distribute the virus, and they initiate DCC transfers to others of the original badbunny.odg OpenOffice file.

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