September 7, 2001

Linux Trojan spotted in the wild

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "A Linux-based Trojan, which security experts believe may have originated in the
UK, has been spotted on the Net.

Remote Shell is similar to Back Orifice on the Windows platform according to
vulnerability assessment services firm Qualys.

According to Qualys, the trojan is similar to Back Orifice on the Windows platform
and in a a doom-laden alert,suggests Remote Shell "could eclipse Code Red" in its
impact.

We think this apocalyptic scenario is highly unlikely. And so do many antivirus
experts."

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