Paper Presentation & Seminar Topics: Slammer Worm

Slammer Worm

Abstract : (seminar) SLAMMER WORM: SLAMMER WORM: THE FASTEST SPREADING BOMBSHELL ON THE INTERNET Slammer Worm: A glance onto the facts. Slammer (sometimes called Sapphire) was the fastest machine insect in history. As it began broad throughout the Internet, the insect infected more than 90 percent of vulnerable hosts within 10 minutes, causing significant disruption to financial, transportation, and government institutions and precluding any human-based response. In this seminar, I wish to describe how it achieved its rapid growth, dissect portions of the insect to study some of its flaws, and countenance at the defensive power against it and its successors. Slammer began to foul hosts on Saturday, 25 January 2003, by exploiting buffer-overflow danger in computers on the cyberspace streaming Microsoft's SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) 2000. David Litchfield of Next Generation Security Software unconcealed this inexplicit indexing service weakness in July 2002; Microsoft released a patch for the danger before the danger was publicly disclosed. Exploiting this vulnerability, the insect infected at least 75,000 hosts, perhaps substantially more, and caused network outages and sudden consequences such as canceled line flights, interference with elections, and ATM failures