March 23, 2001

Lion worm affects Linux machines

Author: JT Smith

Dan Dennedy writes: "Late last night, the SANS Institute (through its Global Incident
Analysis Center) uncovered a dangerous new worm that appears to be
spreading rapidly across the Internet. It scans the Internet looking
for Linux computers with a known vulnerability. It infects the
vulnerable machines, steals the password file (sending it to a site), installs other hacking tools, and forces the newly
infected machine to begin scanning the Internet looking for other
The SANS site has all of the information including a detection tool."


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