Subject: Re: Code-red worm (snicker snicker...)
To: Todd Gruhn's account <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/02/2001 10:25:55
In message <200108021322.f72DMeZ29063@gandalf.wanderer.us>, "Todd Gruhn's accou
>Shouldn't we take some time to snicker about the CODE-RED worm...
>Microsoft systems only -- poor Bill (Snicker Snicker :-) )
No -- it could have happened to any OS. It was a buffer overflow,
and there are lots of those on Unix systems, too. Should one be found
in Apache, the Net might be worse off, because Apache has so much more
market share than IIS does.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb