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Home » Hacking News » Linux Virus Found in 73501867 PHP Exploit

Linux Virus Found in 73501867 PHP Exploit

by Nikola Strahija on May 9th, 2002 On May 5, a file was added to Packet Storm which was found to contain a linux virus known as Linux.Jac.8759. The file, 73501867, is an exploit for PHP in binary form. While not particularly dangerous, it does infect all ELF binaries in the current directory when run.


More information on this virus can be found here:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/linux.jac.8759.html.
The exploit was submitted by a well meaning security researcher who obtained the binary in the wild.


Packet Storm apologizes for any inconvenience and would like to thank Term for the timely notification.


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