Needy.H is a Java applet based trojan that downloads and executes a trojan downloader. Needy activates when user views a web page or HTML E-mail that contains a reference to the trojan file.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
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The Needy.H is activated when a web site containing the trojan is loaded with unpacthed Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. When the JAR file containing the trojan is executed it uses Microsoft Internet Explorer VerifierBug vulnerability to get full privileges by escaping the Java security, and execute its code.
When executed the trojan downloads an executable from web server saves it to users home directory and executes it.
Detection in F-Secure Anti-Virus was published on April 2nd, 2004 in update:
Detection Type: PC
Description Details: Jarno Niemela, April 2nd, 2004;