Class
DoS
Platform
Perl

Parent class: Malware

Malicious tools are malicious programs designed to automatically create viruses, worms, or Trojans, conduct DoS attacks on remote servers, hack other computers, etc. Unlike viruses, worms, and Trojans, malware in this subclass does not present a direct threat to the computer it runs on, and the program’s malicious payload is only delivered on the direct order of the user.

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Class: DoS

DoS programs are designed to conduct DoS (Denial of Service) attacks on a victim computer. Essentially, these attacks send numerous requests to a remote computer, and if the computer does not have enough resources to process all the incoming requests, the result will be a denial of service.

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Platform: Perl

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Description

Technical Details

This malicious program can be used to conduct a DoS attack on a remote server. It is a script file written in Perl. The infected file is 1803 bytes in size.

Payload

This script conducts DoS attacks on remote servers where HP Openview Omniback is installed. A remote malicious user gives the name of the host to be attacked, and the port to connect to. The default port used is 5555.

The script will attempt to connect to the server 2499999 times. This results in the attacked system crashing due to a lack of RAM, as each time the script connects to the client, a new block of memory is allocated.

Removal instructions

  1. Delete the infected script file.
  2. Update your antivirus databases and perform a full scan of the computer (download a trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus).

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