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Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: February 16, 2006 03:44PM
[www.macrumors.com]

"Update #2: The most recent updates show that the file does send itself to other users in your AIM/iChat buddy list."

Dennis R
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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: February 16, 2006 03:51PM
More detailed information available here:

[securityresponse.symantec.com]
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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: February 16, 2006 04:11PM
Wonderful.



OWC Larry
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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: February 16, 2006 04:12PM
"It has begun..."

: )
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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: February 16, 2006 04:29PM
Don't you still need to give it a system admin password to do anything?



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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: bangman
Date: February 16, 2006 04:39PM
Y-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-w-w-w-w-w-w-w-w-w-n-n-n-n-n-n.



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Re: Mac OS X virus update:
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: February 16, 2006 04:40PM
> It does self propagate!

Ow, that's gotta hurt.
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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: PeterB
Date: February 16, 2006 06:30PM
It's pretty simple, I think.

If you get this message:



... you hit "decline".

If on the other hand, you get this one:



... you should definitely click install, and then later type in "the numbers" every 108 minutes...

Otherwise, you might get this:



winking smiley




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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: February 16, 2006 06:30PM
AIM the hackers heaven!

OSX.Leap.A arrives on the computer as an attachment to the following iChat Instant Message:


When the recipient clicks save, the archive file is saved as latestpics.tgz:

If the user opens the archive, the file latestpics is created:

Once OSX.Leap.A is executed, it performs the following actions:



Displays the following message:



Creates the following files:


/tmp/latestpics
/tmp/latestpics.tgz
/tmp/latestpics.tar.gz
/tmp/hook
/tmp/apphook
/tmp/pic.gz
/tmp/apphook.tar
/tmp/pic


Deletes all files from the following folder:

~/Library/InputManagers


Copies /tmp/apphook to the following folder:

~/Library/InputManagers/apphook/apphook.bundle/Contents/MacOS

so that it runs every time an application starts.


Uses Spotlight to search for the four most recently used applications this month, which do not require root permissions.


Searches these files for the extended attribute oompa. If it does not find this attribute, it will infect the selected files.


Infects the selected files by copying the contents of the data fork to the resourse fork of the selected file, and then copying itself to the data fork of the selected file.

Note: Due to a bug in the code, the infected files may be corrupted and may not run correctly.


Creates the extended attribute oompa and sets it to loompa.


Monitors all launched applications. Every time the iChat application is launched, the worm sends the file latestpics.tgz to all the iChat contacts.

Note: Due to a bug in the code the file may not be sent successfully.




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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: bangman
Date: February 16, 2006 06:56PM
$20 bucks says that an antivirus software company created this thing.



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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: wurm
Date: February 16, 2006 07:01PM
Jeez, I'd think someone would think twice about downloading a file they didn't even request that was 2314.7 MB in size, don't you?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2006 07:02PM by wurm.
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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: ajakeski
Date: February 16, 2006 07:10PM
The leader will fix this. Leader? Leader???




I'm not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to Hell? -Homer.
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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: rz
Date: February 16, 2006 10:00PM
Dennis R Wrote:
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> >
> "Update #2: The most recent updates show that the
> file does send itself to other users in your
> AIM/iChat buddy list."
>
Well then, I guess I have nothing to worry about. Besides, even if I used iChat, I wouldn't be stupid enough to download a 2+GB compressed file.

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Re: Mac OS X virus update: It does self propagate!
Posted by: shadow
Date: February 16, 2006 10:05PM
If by "self-propagate", you mean:

(1) Hit "accept" on a file that I'm not expecting
(2) Double-click the download to execute
(3) Enter my admin password when I am expecting to see images

Then, yes, it is self-propagating.

- Shadow
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