Mac Trojan exploiting malformed Word documents

April 20, 2012

The Mac OS X platform has now been targeted for a second time by a Trojan called SabPub (Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a). Several in the media are misreporting this latest Mac OS X Trojan as a Java exploit. Let me tell you, this isn’t a Java exploit. SabPub is actually exploiting malformed Word documents. SabPub is a typical backdoor Trojan, which aims to open remote access to a target system. This Trojan appears to be part of the Flashback family which conducts click fraud scams by hijacking search engine results inside the web browser. The SabPub exploit is delivered using a drive-by download method, which occurs when people click on URLs with malware via an email or poisoned search result. A malicious Word document is downloaded and then installs the SabPub Trojan which is embedded in the Word document, on your system. Read more....


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