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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 31, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:58:12 AM
Also Known As:
WSFT-Exploit, Extended Unicode Directory T
Trojan Horse

Perl.WSFTPexp is a Perl script that is designed to test the vulnerability of a Web server. It uses FTP to gain root access or run arbitrary code.

Reference Microsoft Security Advisory MS00-078 for a patch:

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 17, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 17, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Patrick Nolan

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