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Virus Encyclopedia

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EbodaR.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:EbodaR.A
Technical name:Trj/EbodaR.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads samples of malware to the affected computer. It reaches the computer in a file with PDF format, which exploits a vulnerability present in certain versions of Acrobat Reader. This file can reach the computer via email.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Oct. 29, 2007
Detection updated on:Nov. 16, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

EbodaR.A is a Trojan that downloads different samples of malware to the affected computer.

It reaches the computer in a file with PDF format, which exploits a vulnerability present in certain versions of Acrobat Reader. It is concretely the CVE-2007-5020 vulnerability.

When the PDF document is run, it disables the Windows XP firewall and then EbodaR.A is downloaded and run.

Visible Symptoms 

    

EbodaR.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a file with PDF format. This file usually reaches the computer in an email message, though it is not the only means of infection.

The email messages in which it arrives can have the following features:

  • Subject: any of the following, among others:
    INVOICE alacrity
    INVOICE depredate
    STATEMENT indigene
  • The attached file can have any of the following names, among others:
    BILL.PDF
    INVOICE.PDF
    STATEMENT.PDF
    YOUR_BILL.PDF