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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 18, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:36:33 AM

This is a worm that attempts to insert itself onto systems running Red Hat Linux 6.2 and 7.x, and possibly other System V-based Linux versions, that have already been compromised by any other backdoor that has root privileges. It then attempts to remove any other backdoor Trojans on that system, and then tries to spread itself to other similar system across the Internet.

NOTE: If this worm is discovered on a system, it indicates the system was previously compromised

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 18, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 18, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Peter Szor, Orlando Padilla,

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