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SymbOS.Doomboot.B

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 14, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:42:35 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
EPOC


SymbOS.Doomboot.B is a Trojan horse that drops corrupt files containing SymbOS.Cabir, SymbOS.MGDropper, and SymbOS.Skulls.L on to the compromised device. The Trojan runs on the Symbian operating system that is used in Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones.



Symantec recommends the following to protect against this threat:
  • If Bluetooth is not required, it should be turned off.
  • If you require the use of Bluetooth, ensure that the device's visibility setting is set to "Hidden" so that it can not be scanned by other Bluetooth devices.
  • Avoid use of device pairing. If it must be used, ensure that all paired devices are set to "Unauthorized". This requires each connection request to be authorized by the user.
  • Do not accept unsigned applications (no digital signature) or applications sent from unknown sources. Be absolutely sure of the origin of the application before accepting it.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 15, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 15, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 15, 2005
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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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