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Linux.SSHKit

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 22, 2013
Updated:
February 22, 2013 11:04:19 PM
Type:
Trojan
Infection Length:
28,352 bytes
Systems Affected:
Linux
Linux.SSHKit is a Trojan horse that steals user credentials and authentication keys. It may also open a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 22, 2013 revision 018
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 19, 2013 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 22, 2013 revision 024
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 27, 2013
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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: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals user credentials and authentication keys.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Cathal Mullaney

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