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OSX.Leap.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 16, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:51:24 PM
Also Known As:
CME-4, OSX/Leap.A [Computer Associate, Leap.A [F-Secure], IM-Worm.OSX.Leap.a [Kaspersky , OSX/Leap [McAfee], OSX/Leap-A [Sophos], OSX_LEAP.A [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Macintosh, Macintosh OS X

OSX.Leap.A is a worm that targets installs of Macintosh OS X and spreads via iChat Instant Messenger program.

Note: It infects files on the Macintosh OS X version 10.4. The worm will execute on Intel Macs, but cannot spread to other systems from these machines.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 16, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 31, 2007 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 22, 2006
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: Costin Ionescu

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