1. Symantec/
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  3. Downloader.Ject.C


Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 27, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:26:54 PM
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

Downloader.Ject.C is a variant of Download.Ject that attempts to download and execute files by exploiting two vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-013).

The Trojan is triggered by opening an email that contains the exploit HTML code.

Note: Virus definitions dated June 7th, 2006 or earlier may detect this threat as Download.Ject.C.

On August 27, 2004 users reported seeing numerous emails which appear to have served as the initial seeding of this Trojan. The emails had the following characteristics:

  • 1
  • 2

  • 1.gif
  • 2.gif

The message body of the email contained the code which exploited the previously referenced Internet Explorer vulnerabilities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 28, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 28, 2004 revision 036
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 31, 2004
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Writeup By: Hyun Choi

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