September 5, 2001

Qualys first to detect and protect against new Linux backdoor trojan

Author: JT Smith

Posted at PR Newswire: "Qualys, Inc., a leading
provider of enterprise network vulnerability assessment and monitoring
solutions, today announced that its QualysGuard(TM) online vulnerability
scanning service is the first scanning solution capable of detecting the
presence of a potentially dangerous new Linux backdoor Trojan identified as
the Remote Shell Trojan. This Trojan consists of two primary components -- a
virus-like self replication capability, and the ability to install a backdoor
process to enable remote attacks on the infected system. Qualys is making
available a free downloadable tool to probe for the trojan's presence on a
Linux machine along with a free downloadable fix to cleanse infected files."
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