Detect date
06/08/2017
Class
Exploit
Platform
Linux

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: Exploit

Exploits are programs that contain data or executable code which take advantage of one or more vulnerabilities in software running on a local or remote computer for clearly malicious purposes. Often, malicious users employ an exploit to penetrate a victim computer in order to subsequently install malicious code (for example, to infect all visitors to a compromised website with a malicious program). Additionally, exploits are commonly used by Net-Worms in order to hack a victim computer without any action being required from the user. Nuker programs are notable among exploits; such programs send specially crafted requests to local or remote computers, causing the system to crash.

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Platform: Linux

Linux is a family of UNIX-influenced operating systems based on the Linux kernel and GNU tools.

Description

An ELF library that exploits errors in system software. The library is also used by malware targeting Android to obtain root privileges on a device.

Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)

1
China
23.85%
2
Russian Federation
17.49%
3
India
6.72%
4
Vietnam
3.69%
5
USA
2.94%
6
Algeria
2.83%
7
Japan
2.04%
8
Myanmar
1.96%
9
Indonesia
1.83%
10
Bangladesh
1.81%
* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky users worldwide attacked by this malware

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Find out the statistics of the vulnerabilities spreading in your region on statistics.securelist.com

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