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OSX.Inqtana.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 17, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:51:24 PM
Also Known As:
Inqtana.A [Panda], OSX/Inqtana-A [Sophos], OSX/Inqtana.a [McAfee], Inqtana.A [F-Secure], OSX_INQTANA.A [Trend], Worm.OSX.Inqtana.a [Kaspersky]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Macintosh, Macintosh OS X



OSX.Inqtana.A is a proof of concept worm that runs on Macintosh OS X and spreads by exploiting a the Apple Mac OS X BlueTooth Directory Traversal Vulnerability (as described in Bugtraq ID 13491).


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 18, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 17, 2006
  • 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: Candid Wueest

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