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Linux.Lion.Worm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 23, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:51:28 AM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Linux


Linux.Lion is a dangerous Linux worm that infects computers running Linux. This worm is similar to Linux.Ramen and does not execute on systems running Microsoft Windows.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 23, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 23, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 23, 2001
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Ralph Gutierrez

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