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OSX.RSPlug.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 31, 2007
Updated:
November 2, 2007 7:14:05 AM
Also Known As:
OSX/RSPlug-A [Sophos], OSX/Puper [McAfee]
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
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 June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 1, 2007 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 19, 2013 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 7, 2007
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
  • Payload: Modifies the DNS settings on the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Stuart Smith

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