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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Visual Studio Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Korean Language Version Contains Nimda Virus
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1004569
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1004569
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 18 2002
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2002
Description:   Microsoft issued a Knowledge Base article warning that an inert virus has been found in the Korean language version of Visual Studio .NET. A new version has been released.

According to the report, an inert copy of the famous Nimda virus has been found in a Help file in the Korean language version of Application Center Test (ACT), part of the Korean language versions of the Visual Studio .NET developer tool.

Microsoft reports that the chance of activating this inert virus is 'extremely low.'

According to the article, the following Korean language versions are affected:

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Professional Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Enterprise Architect Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Enterprise Developer Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Academic Edition
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Trial Edition
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (2002)
Microsoft Visual C# .NET (2002)
Microsoft Visual C++ .NET (2002)

Impact:   According to the vendor, it is not likely that the virus would be activated.
Solution:   Microsoft has released a fix.

For English-language instructions regarding the fix, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=39788

For Korean-language instructions regarding the fix, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=39262

Vendor URL:  support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q323302 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Virus in Korean Language Version of Visual Studio .NET.


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q323302

Microsoft issued a Knowledge Base article warning that an inert virus
has been found in the Korean language version of Visual Studio .NET.

According to the report, an inert copy of the famous Nimda virus has
been found in a Help file in the Korean language version of Application
Center Test (ACT), part of the Korean language versions of the Visual
Studio .NET developer tool.

Microsoft reports that the chance of activating this inert virus is
'extremely low.'

Microsoft has released a fix.

For English-language instructions regarding the fix, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=39788 

For Korean-language instructions regarding the fix, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=39262 
                                                                                      
The article number is: Q323302

According to the article, the following Korean language versions are
affected:

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Professional Edition 
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Enterprise Architect Edition 
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Enterprise Developer Edition 
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Academic Edition 
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (2002), Trial Edition 
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (2002) 
Microsoft Visual C# .NET (2002) 
Microsoft Visual C++ .NET (2002)



 
 


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