1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Linux.Cheese.Worm


Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 22, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:36:33 AM

This worm attempts to spread itself to computers that have been compromised by Linux.Lion.Worm, and to remove the security hole that allowed the replication to occur. It is not considered harmful, but it is a misguided attempt to address a security issue.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 22, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 22, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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