LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2003, 10:02 AM   #1
Mhran
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Syria - Damascus
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
virus in Linux


is thire is any virus in Linux ?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:19 AM   #2
ehawk
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,257

Rep: Reputation: 48
I have heard of worms, and root exploits (buffer overflows), but I have never heard of a virus which will spread "in the wild".
 
Old 08-18-2003, 11:13 AM   #3
Mathieu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE
Posts: 1,403

Rep: Reputation: 46
There are some worms that will infect the Apache web server.

Also, there are many thread on LQ concerning this topic,
If you want to find them, perform a search.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 03:05 PM   #4
daphantom
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Suse
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
Check this out:
http://www.linuxworld.com/story/33969.htm

Windows users prompted (by Microsoft) to stay of the internet 'cause of the DCOM worm.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 03:47 PM   #5
vexer
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Sudbury Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 388

Rep: Reputation: 30
Speaking of dcom, I read at The Register that windowsupdate.com
has stopped using win2k3 server and installed linux to defeat the
blaster worm.


vexer
 
Old 08-18-2003, 03:57 PM   #6
Mathieu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE
Posts: 1,403

Rep: Reputation: 46
Do you have the link to the article
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:10 PM   #7
teval
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 720

Rep: Reputation: 30
I do

They didn't actually switch to Linux. Only their routing service provided by another company uses Linux, and because of how they set it all up, it looked on netcraft as if MS was using Linux/IIS. Old /. story on it too if you care to search for it.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/32385.html
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:25 PM   #8
Mathieu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE
Posts: 1,403

Rep: Reputation: 46
Excellent.

This is so good.
You should create a thread in the General section.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 05:00 PM   #9
mondaypickle
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 85

Rep: Reputation: 15
my school district updated from 98 to xp over the summer, now every computer in the county has blaster
 
Old 08-18-2003, 06:03 PM   #10
gargamel237
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
I seem to remeber that a couple of windows viruses will work under WINE.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 06:39 PM   #11
chris319
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 103

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Originally posted by gargamel237
I seem to remeber that a couple of windows viruses will work under WINE.
LOL! Viruses probably run better under Wine than applications!
 
Old 08-18-2003, 08:30 PM   #12
BigNate
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Distribution: Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat/CentOS
Posts: 719

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally posted by chris319
LOL! Viruses probably run better under Wine than applications!
OH no! We are going to start seeing posts like these now:

Hello!
Newbie here!
I am trying to compile the latest M$ virus to run under wine and gcc keeps spitting up errors

a little help please
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:39 PM   #13
chris319
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 103

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
Hello!
Newbie here!
I am trying to compile the latest M$ virus to run under wine and gcc keeps spitting up errors
Try winelib.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is there is any virus on linux ? emailssent Linux - Security 7 09-22-2004 02:02 PM
Boot virus or Anti-Virus? AVG Free Anti-Virus Software problems SparceMatrix Linux - Security 9 08-02-2004 03:35 PM
trend chipway virus detected boot virus rafc Linux - Security 1 05-13-2004 02:44 AM
RH 7.3 Server infected with Linux.Jac.8759 and Linux.RST.B virus osso09 Linux - Security 10 11-18-2003 12:37 AM
virus on linux wincrk Linux - Security 3 06-26-2003 09:50 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration