1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Backdoor.Bofishy.B


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 20, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:59:00 AM
Also Known As:
Unix/Backdoor-ADM [McAfee], UNIX_ALUTAPS.A [Trend], Backdoor.Linux.Bofishy.b [Kasp
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Linux, UNIX

Backdoor.Bofishy.B is a backdoor Trojan horse that infects the Sendmail program. Infected versions of Sendmail create a backdoor process during the installation of Sendmail. This process attempts to contact the attacker's computer and give the attacker access to a shell on the local computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 21, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 21, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Frederic Perriot

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