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Threat Encyclopedia

PERL_ROOTKIT.C

Malware type: Perl Script

Aliases: Rootkit.Linux.Agent.c (Kaspersky), Linux/Rootkit-C (McAfee), Troj/Rootkit-C (Sophos),

In the wild: Yes

Destructive: No

Language: English

Platform: UNIX

Encrypted: No

Overall risk rating:

Reported infections:

Damage potential:

High

Distribution potential:

Low

Description: 

This PERL script may be downloaded from remote site(s) by other malware. It may also be dropped by other malware.

This PERL script is used by other malware for their rootkit functionalities. It is capable of sniffing the ports of an infected system. It also possesses rootkit capabilities to successfully perform its malicious routine without being detected. It is also capable of obtaining significant information in the system such as host name, user names, and passwords.

For additional information about this threat, see:

Description created: Sep. 19, 2007 6:33:58 AM GMT -0800


TECHNICAL DETAILS


File type: PERL

Memory resident:  No

Size of malware: 4,060 Bytes

Initial samples received on: Sep 18, 2007

Payload 1: Compromises system security

Details:

This PERL script may be downloaded from remote site(s) by other malware. It may also be dropped by other malware.

This PERL script is used by other malware for their rootkit functionalities. It is capable of sniffing the ports of an infected system. It also possesses rootkit capabilities to successfully perform its malicious routine without being detected. It is also capable of obtaining significant information in the system such as host name, user names, and passwords.

It affects systems running on UNIX.

Analysis By: Arthur D. Lim


SOLUTION


Minimum scan engine version needed: 8.300

Pattern file needed: 0.949.00


Important note: The "Minimum scan engine" refers to the earliest Trend Micro scan engine version guaranteed to detect this threat. However, Trend Micro strongly recommends that you update to the latest version in order to get comprehensive protection. Download the latest scan engine here.

Solution:

Running Trend Micro Antivirus

Scan your computer with Trend Micro antivirus and delete files detected as PERL_ROOTKIT.C. To do this, Trend Micro customers must download the latest virus pattern file and scan their computer. Other Internet users can use HouseCall, the Trend Micro online virus scanner.




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