New Linux/Unix Backdoor; Another Windows Backdoor

Published: 2004-11-07
Last Updated: 2004-11-08 15:39:34 UTC
by Tony Carothers (Version: 1)
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Linux/Unix Backdoor Trojan

Symantec has released the details on a new Linux/Unix Trojan horse, which introduces Backdoor.Maxload into the system. The Trojan Horse, which is appearing on various download sites, is falsely described as an application that exploits the Windows DCOM exploit to entice users to download and run.

New Windows Virus shows up on the radar

A new virus, introducing some very ugly results, has started showing up in a few locations. Anti-Virus vendor results show what appears to be a new Backdoor based on the Windows DCOM exploit. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Scan results
File: msass43.exe
Date: 11/07/2004 16:59:03
BitDefender 7.0/20041104 found [Backdoor.SDBot.Gen]

ClamWin devel-20041018/20041107 found [Exploit.DCOM.Gen]

eTrust-Iris found [Win32/IRCBot.Variant]

F-Prot 3.15b/20041105 found nothing

Kaspersky found [Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen]

NOD32v2 1.917/20041106 found [probably unknown NewHeur_PE]

Norman 5.70.10/20041105 found [W32/Malware]

Panda 7.02.00/20041107 found nothing

Sybari 7.5.1314/20041107 found [Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen]

Symantec 8.0/20041106 found nothing

Many thanks to Patrick Noli... sorry, _Nolan_ for help with todays diary.

Tony "Duckfoot" Carothers

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