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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

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Pidief

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Pidief
Technical name:Exploit/Pidief
Threat level:Medium
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:  

It is a malicious code used to exploit a vulnerability in Adobe on computers with Windows, MacOs and Linux operating systems. If successfully exploited, it allows arbitrary code to be executed in the vulnerable computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 8, 2008
Detection updated on:May 25, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Pidief is a malicious code used to exploit a vulnerabilty in the AUTHPLAY.DLL library on computers with Windows, MacOs and Linux operating systems. It is a library used to display flash objects with the help of Acrobat Flash.

If the target computer is vulnerable, Pidief allows arbitrary code to be executed in it.

If your Panda solution detects Pidief, it does not necessarily mean that your computer is vulnerable to Pidief. It warns the user of the presence of a malicious file attempting to exploit the vulnerability.

 

At the moment, there is no patch available for this vulnerability. Click here to obtain more information about the Adobe vulnerability.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Pidief is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

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