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Linux.Kaiten

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 18, 2014
Updated:
September 29, 2014 10:55:33 AM
Type:
Trojan, Virus
Systems Affected:
Linux
CVE References:
CVE-2004-1692, CVE-2004-1693
Linux.Kaiten is a Trojan horse that opens a back door on the compromised computer that allows it to perform other malicious activities.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 18, 2014 revision 019
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 18, 2014 revision 019
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 19, 2014 revision 001
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 19, 2014 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 23, 2014
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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 and downloads and executes remote files.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Héctor Navarro Martín

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