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Exploit:​PHP/Preamble

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Exploit

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.

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Technical Details


An exploit is a short section of 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.