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Web Attack: Malicious Shell Script Download

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects attempts to download malicious shell script on the machine.

Additional Information

Shell Scripts are list of linux commands contained within a file. When run the shell can read this file and execute each of the commands one after another. Malicious shell script files can compromise the security of the computer by downloading and executing malicious code.

Affected

  • Various version of Unix and Linux machines.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube