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SymbOS.Cabir.X

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 6, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:57:20 PM
Also Known As:
Cabir.AF [F-Secure]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Symbian OS


SymbOS.Cabir.X is a worm that runs on the Symbian OS, which is used as the operating system for Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones. The worm spreads through Bluetooth-enabled devices.

The device displays a message similar to the following, asking the user to accept a message from a particular device:

Receive message via Bluetooth from [device name]?

When a user opens the file, the phone installer will display a dialog to warn users that the application may be coming from an untrusted source and may cause potential problems.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 6, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 5, 2008 revision 053
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 6, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 5, 2008 revision 054
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 12, 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: Yana Liu

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