Threat Description

Exploit:​PHP/Preamble

Details

Category:Malware
Type:Vulnerability, Exploit
Platform:PHP

Summary



Exploit:PHP/Preamble is a detection for a family of various PHP scripts.

The scripts are used to test whether a particular site is vulnerable for a Remote File Inclusion (RFI) exploitation.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



An exploit is a short code that uses a vulnerability in an operating system or other software to run unauthorized code on target computers.

The scripts belonging to this family are usually used to test whether a site or a webpage is vulnerable to a Remote File Inclusion (RFI) vulnerability.

The scripts test various methods an attacker can use to introduce a malicious backdoor script onto the affected server.






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