Accession Number:

ADA394220

Title:

Information Security: Code Red, Code Red II, and SirCam Attacks Highlight Need for Proactive Measures

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Despite some similarities, each of the recent attacks is very different in its makeup, method of attack, and potential damage. Generally, Code Red and Code Red II are both worms, which are attacks that propagate themselves through networks without any user intervention or interaction. They both take advantage of a flaw in a component of versions 4.0 and 5.0 of Microsofts Internet Information Services IIS Web server software.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE