Re: Linux Virus
On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Mark Devin wrote:
> Surely this virus cannot overwrite executables that require root
> permission? Or can it?
Like every so-called Linux virus, it requires the user to behave stupidly
- it's really a trojan horse. It has the same permission rules as any
other program, so it can't change root-owned files, unless they are
world-writable or you are running as root.
The thing that's special about it is that it can infect both Windows and
Linux executables - which is really quite impressive. Otherwise it's