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Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 31, 2007
November 2, 2007 7:14:05 AM
Also Known As:
OSX/RSPlug-A [Sophos], OSX/Puper [McAfee]
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.RSPlug.A is a Trojan horse that runs on Macintosh OS X and changes the DNS settings on the compromised computer.

For further information please read: The Double Attack: Windows Attack and now also Mac Attack

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 31, 2007 revision 051
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 20, 2015 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 1, 2007 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 20, 2015 revision 035
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 7, 2007
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Modifies the DNS settings on the compromised computer.


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Stuart Smith

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