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OSX.Exploit.Launchd

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 30, 2006
Updated:
June 30, 2006 11:08:01 PM
OSX.Exploit.Launchd is a Trojan horse that exploits the Apple Mac OS X LaunchD Local Format String Vulnerability (BID 18724). It provides root access on the Macintosh OSX version 10.4.6 or earlier.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 30, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 30, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 5, 2006
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Writeup By: Costin Ionescu

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