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Linux.Psybot

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 24, 2009
Updated:
March 26, 2009 11:51:45 AM
Also Known As:
Linux/Psybot [McAfee]
Type:
Worm
Infection Length:
29,264 bytes
Systems Affected:
Linux
Linux.Psybot is a worm that spreads between embedded devices running Linux MIPS, such as routers and DSL modems.

For more information, please read the following:
Linux.Psybot—Is Your Router Secure?

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 23, 2009 revision 048
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2009 revision 048
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 23, 2009 revision 050
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2009 revision 050
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 25, 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: Spreads through routers.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Ports: May lock administrative access to certain ports.
  • Target of Infection: Targets routers and DSL modems.
Writeup By: Liam O Murchu & Mario Ballano

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