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Hacktool.SSHBruteforcer

Hacktool.SSHBruteforcer

Updated:
October 16, 2015
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Linux

Behavior

Hacktool.SSHBruteforcer is a tool used to locate vulnerable computers and to gain access by brute-forcing authentication details using a dictionary attack.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version pending
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 21, 2015
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The program is a tool used to locate vulnerable computers and to gain access by brute-forcing authentication details using a dictionary attack.

The program has multi-threading capabilities and customizable parameters (like port number, number of threads, etc.).
The following instructions pertain to Symantec AntiVirus for Linux.
  1. Update the virus definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan.

1. To update the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions. For Symantec AntiVirus for Linux, LiveUpdate definitions are updated daily.
  • Downloading the definitions using Intelligent Updater. The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted daily. You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them.

2. To run a full system scan

To run a full system scan in Linux, open a command line and type the following:

sav manualscan --scan /

If any files are detected, follow the instructions displayed by your antivirus program.