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Risk Level 1: Very Low

November 14, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:52:28 AM
Also Known As:
tcpdump trojan
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Linux, UNIX

Backdoor.Bofishy.C is a Trojan that affects the libpcap packet capture library and the tcpdump sniffer. It comes as modified source packages that create a backdoor process during their installation. The backdoor 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 November 14, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 14, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 20, 2002
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Writeup By: Frederic Perriot

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