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Trojan.Pidief.E

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 12, 2009
Updated:
February 12, 2009 5:18:24 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
827,308 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
CVE References:
CVE-2009-0658
Trojan.Pidief.E is a Trojan horse that attempts to exploit the Adobe Reader PDF File Handling Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (BID 33751) in order to drop more files on to the compromised computer.

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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 February 12, 2009 revision 023
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 12, 2009 revision 038
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 3, 2011 revision 038
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 18, 2009
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: Drops files on to the compromised computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Exploits a remote Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 and 9.
Writeup By: Elia Florio

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