11/7/2005

New Linux worm crawls the web

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:39 pm

A new Linux worm is crawling the web looking for a large number of vulnerable PHP systems and applications. The worm, known as Linux.Plupii (Symantec) or Linux/Lupper.worm (McAfee), is rated as a Category 2 worm by Symantec, while McAfee considers the risk “low.” The worm installs a Trojan using wget and the attack allows for arbitrary code execution under the privileges of the web server user.

Source: Security Focus

 

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