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Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 24, 2011
October 24, 2011 4:17:51 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
CVE References:
CVE-2010-0738, CVE-2010-1428, CVE-2010-1429
Perl.Bossworm is a worm that exploits the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Multiple Vulnerabilities (BID 39710) in order to spread to unpatched JBOSS servers.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 27, 2011 revision 051
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 28, 2011 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 28, 2011 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 26, 2011
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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
  • Modifies Files: infects files


  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Attempts to spread to vulnerable JBoss servers.
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: Poul Jensen

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