Threat Description

Cheese

Details

Aliases: Cheese
Category: Malware
Type: Worm
Platform: W32

Summary



Cheese is a worm that is able to propagate from a Linux based system to another. It scans random Class B subnetworks for machines that are infected with a Lion worm, and if such systems are found, it copies itself to the victim to to directory "/tmp/.cheese".



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.



Technical Details



When the worm executes, it removes all lines that contain string "/bin/sh" from the "/etc/inetd.conf" and restarts inetd service. This effectively removes an open shell installed by Lion worm.

After that Cheese will start to scan for other machines to infect.





Technical Details: Sami Rautiainen, F-Secure; May 2001


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