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Sunday, 29 March 2009

Black Hat SEO - PDF Malware campaign

Previously in March, Abode has released some security updates addressed to
vulnerabilities and exploits using Adobe Reader. Some links can be found below

McAfee Avert Labs: New Backdoor Attacks using PDF Documents
Trend Micro Malware Blog: Portable Document Format or Portable Malware Format?
SANS Internet Storm Center: Adobe/Acrobat 0-day in the wild?

Adobe Security Bulletin: Buffer overflow issue

Here is a complete example with sreenshots, data and analysis of a website
used in the PDF malware campaign and hosting a malicious application called SUTRA.

The application also known as "Traffic Management System" is explained by
McAfee AvertLabs on this page: Inside the malicious traffic

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