LANDesk Patch News Bulletin: LANDesk Security Threat ST000208 for Conficker/Downadup/Kido 26-JAN-2009

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    (November 23, 2009) ST000208 has been removed from LANDesk content. When this security threat was first released there was a specific detection method that was implemented to determine if a machine was infected. With the latest variants of this virus the original detection method was no longer accurate. A modified approach was used that would scan a machine to see if the latest KIDO Killer utility had been run on  a machine. The results would be that on the first scan virtually all machines would be detected since the KK utility would not have been run on the machine. This potential false positive has caused multiple support calls, so ST000208 has been remove from LANDesk content. For a comprehensive approach to defending and removing KIDO please see the following community bulletin:


    Using LANDesk Security Suite and Endpoint Security solutions to combat the Kido virus and other malware




    (January 26, 2008) The worm known as, Conficker, Downadup, Kido, or Net-Worm.Win32.Kido (Kaspersky variant) exploits a critical vulnerability ( MS08-067) in Microsoft Windows to spread via local networks and removable storage media. The worm disables system restore, blocks access to security websites, and downloads additional malware to infected machines. LANDesk has created Security Threat ST000208 which will detect and remediate the infection using a specialized tool from our AV partner, Kaspersky. For now the tool works only on NTFS partitions, FAT32 file system is not supported yet. The tool does not detect active virus on FAT32.


    More information, see the following links:







      New Vulnerabilities  

    ·      ST000208



      Changed Vulnerabilities  

    ·      Vulnerability ID – N/A



      New Patch Downloads  

    ·      N/A


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