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Trojan.Pidief.I

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 10, 2010
Updated:
March 11, 2010 7:01:16 AM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
Varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
CVE References:
CVE-2010-0188
Trojan.Pidief.I is a Trojan horse that exploits the Adobe Acrobat and Reader CVE-2010-0188 Unspecified Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in order to drop additional malware on to the compromised computer.


Note: Virus definitions dated March 10, 2010, or earlier detect this threat as Trojan.Dropper.

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 March 10, 2010 revision 041
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 22, 2013 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 11, 2010 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 23, 2013 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 17, 2010
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: Download and execute a potentially malicious file from a remote location.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Masaki Suenaga and Kazumasa Itabashi

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