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AsTHT.A

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AsTHT.A
Technical name:OSX/AsTHT.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It only affects computers with the operating system Mac installed. It allows the affected computer to be accessed remotely and gain administrator privileges over the system. It uses a vulnerability in the ARDAgent (Apple Remote Desktop Agent) to spread.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:June 21, 2008
Detection updated on:June 21, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

AsTHT.A is a backdoor that only affects computers with the operating system Mac installed.

AsTHT.A allows the affected computer to be accessed remotely and gain administrator privileges over the system. adquirir derechos de administrador en el sistema. This would allow it to take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.

AsTHT.A spreads exploiting a vulnerability in the ARDAgent (Apple Remote Desktop Agent) which allows shell commands to be executed via AppleScript.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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