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Virus:HTML/Shellcode.Gen
Date discovered:14/08/2007
Type:HTML
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:No
Engine version:7.04.01.62

 Special detection  HTML/Shellcode.Gen

Description:
Using attacks like buffer overflows makes it possible to put some specific data into a memory region which is then interpreted as program code and executed. This data is called "Shellcode". It can cause the user to allow remote connections, download files and execute them or whatever the malware author wants. This generic rule detects data that seems to be Shellcode stored in a HTML page.

Version history:
The following engine updates were released in order to enhance detection:

     7.04.01.62   ( 14/08/2007 )
     7.06.00.75   ( 18/03/2008 )
     7.08.00.04   ( 08/04/2008 )
     7.08.00.10   ( 25/04/2008 )
     7.09.00.04   ( 15/10/2008 )
     7.09.00.148   ( 17/04/2009 )
     7.09.00.168   ( 15/05/2009 )
     7.09.00.191   ( 17/06/2009 )
     7.09.00.204/8.02.00.204   ( 02/07/2009 )
     7.09.01.08/8.02.01.08   ( 04/09/2009 )
     7.09.01.23/8.2.01.23   ( 21/09/2009 )
     7.09.01.204/8.02.01.204   ( 26/03/2010 )
     7.09.01.224/8.02.01.224   ( 23/04/2010 )
     7.09.02.18/8.02.02.18   ( 17/06/2010 )
     7.09.10.08/8.02.10.08   ( 23/02/2012 )

Description inserted by Andrei Gherman on Thursday, August 16, 2007
Description updated by Andrei Ivanes on Friday, April 6, 2012

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