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Perl.Santy.C

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 25, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:31:17 PM
Also Known As:
WORM_SANTY.F [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
UNIX


Perl.Santy.C is a worm written in Perl script that attempts to spread to Web servers running versions of the phpBB 2.x bulletin board software prior to 2.0.11, which are vulnerable to the PHPBB Viewtopic.PHP PHP Script Injection Vulnerability (BID 10701). It uses Google search to find potential new infection targets.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 26, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 26, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 29, 2004
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
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