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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 18, 2003
February 13, 2007 11:43:11 AM
Also Known As:
DoS.Linux.SinkSlice [KAV], Linux/Slice [McAfee], Troj/Slice-A [Sophos], Linux.Trojan.Sinkhole.8368 [Dr, DoS:Linux/Slice [RAV], ELF_SINKSLICE.A [Trend]
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

Hacktool.Slice is a Linux application used by an attacker to perform a Denial of Service attack (DoS) on a remote Internet site or computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 18, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 19, 2003
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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
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Atli Gudmundsson

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