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OSX.Getshell

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 2, 2013
Updated:
February 4, 2013 8:31:15 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Mac OS X
OSX.Getshell is a Trojan horse that downloads remote files and opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 2, 2013 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 14, 2013 revision 040
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 2, 2013 revision 007
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 15, 2013 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 6, 2013
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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
  • Payload: Opens a back door.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Alan Neville

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