1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. Unix.Penguin

Unix.Penguin

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 4, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:36:14 AM
Also Known As:
~UNIX/Jaded, SH/Penguin.A, Linux/Penguin
Type:
Trojan Horse

Unix.Penguin is a simple, malicious Unix shell script program. The detection for Unix.Penguin detects any Unix shell script that tries to mail out the system password data file.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 9, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 30, 2010 revision 048
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 9, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 30, 2010 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Raul Elnitiarta

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver