Re: weird Windows 2000/XP bug

From: Chris Carey (
Date: 10/30/01

Message-ID: <000a01c16186$94296fa0$090aa8c0@woody2k>
From: "Chris Carey" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: weird Windows 2000/XP bug
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 13:05:17 -0800

Nimda and CodeRed created huge security holes on the infected machines. This
is far worse a payload than having a server reboot.

Crashing a server is silly. If you propogated n times then crashed the
server, you would lose the exponential spreading effect. Right?


> What if something like this would be used in a worm like Nimda or CodeRed,
> would it crash all the infected servers? Bet that'd really call the
> attention. Though it'd make the propagation a little difficult...