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VNUNet: Linux users warned of new Trojan danger

Sep 07, 2001, 09:26 (49 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)
"Security companies are warning Linux users over a new and dangerous Trojan that may have originated in the UK.

The Trojan contains self-replicating virus-like capabilities and has similarities to the Windows-based Back Orifice tool, putting Linux boxes at risk of remote control.

The so-called Remote Shell Trojan spreads through email as well as replicating itself across the infected system. It installs a backdoor which listens for incoming connections on UDP port 5503 or higher, and allows remote attackers to connect to, and take control of, an infected system."

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