Debian Security Advisory
bliss virus -- computer virus
- Date Reported:
- Affected Packages:
- any executable
- Security database references:
- No other external database security references currently available.
- More information:
The infection must be done as root. Of course root can do anything
(including 'rm -rf /') so most people don't see this as a
problem. This is why people should do as little as possible under
Bliss was described on USENET in the fall of 1996. In February of 1997, it was reported in Linux and Bugtraq mailing lists.
Check for Bliss by searching all binaries for the following pattern:
Disinfect with the --bliss-uninfect-files-please argument to an infected program.