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Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 18, 2014
September 29, 2014 10:55:33 AM
Trojan, Virus
Systems Affected:
CVE References:
CVE-2004-1692, CVE-2004-1693
Linux.Kaiten is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer that allows it to perform other malicious activities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 18, 2014 revision 019
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 18, 2015 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 19, 2014 revision 001
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 19, 2015 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 23, 2014
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door and downloads and executes remote files.


  • 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: Héctor Navarro Martín

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