DoS.Perl.Httux

Class DoS
Platform Perl
Description

Technical Details

This malicious program is designed to conduct Denial of Service attacks on a remote server. The program itself is a malicious script written in Perl. It is 928 bytes in size.

Payload

The program exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability when processing a malformed request by a TUX web server in order to conduct a DoS attack on the remote machine. The remote malicious user is required to provide the parameters of the server to be attacked on program launch.

This malicious program may cause the server under attack to suffer reduced performance in supporting network connections.

Removal instructions

If your computer does not have an up-to-date antivirus, or does not have an antivirus solution at all, follow the instructions below to delete the malicious program:

  1. Delete the original malicious program file (the location will depend on how the program originally penetrated the victim machine).
  2. Update your antivirus databases and perform a full scan of the computer (download a trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus).