Virus.Linux.ZipWorm

Class Virus
Platform Linux
Description

Technical Details

It is harmless Linux virus affecting ZIP archives.

When the virus is run, it looks for ZIP archives in current directory and add its copies to there. While infecting the virus does not use any external ZIP processing tool, but parses ZIP internal formats by itself. The virus files in archives have one of five possible names:

Ten motives why linux sux!
Why Windows is superior to Linux!
Is Linux for you? Never!
Is Linux immune to virus? NO!
zipworm!

The virus also contains the “copyright” text:

elf zip worm vecna