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Trojan.Pidief.B

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
November 5, 2007
Updated:
November 5, 2007 9:35:38 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
616,330 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
CVE References:
CVE-2007-5020
Trojan.Pidief.B is a Trojan horse program that exploit the Adobe Acrobat Mailto PDF File Command Execution Vulnerability (BID 25748) and downloads files from a remote location.

Further Reading
For more information, please see the following resources:
Trojan.Pidief

Symantec Endpoint Protection – Application and Device Control
Symantec Security Response has developed an Application and Device Control (ADC) Policy for Symantec Endpoint Protection to protect against the activities associated with this threat. ADC policies are useful in reducing the risk of a threat infecting a computer, the unintentional removal of data, and to restrict the programs that are run on a computer.

This particular ADC policy can be used to help combat an outbreak of this threat by slowing down or eliminating its ability to spread from one computer to another. If you are experiencing an outbreak of this threat in your network, please download the policy.

To use the policy, import the .dat file into your Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. When distributing it to client computers, we recommend using it in Test (log only) mode initially in order to determine the possible impacts of the policy on normal network/computer usage. After observing the policy for a period of time, and determining the possible consequences of enabling it in your environment, deploy the policy in Production mode to enable active protection.

For more information on ADC and how to manage and deploy them throughout your organization, please refer to the Symantec Endpoint Protection Administration Manual (PDF).

Note: The ADC policies developed by Security Response are recommended for use in outbreak situations. While useful in such situations, due to their restrictive nature they may cause disruptions to normal business activities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 5, 2007 revision 032
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2011 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 12, 2007 revision 037
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2011 revision 008
  • 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: downloads additional security threats.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Nicolas Falliere

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