Exploit Discovered??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jedivulcan, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

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    In light of the trojan viruses and root password hacks that have been swirling around blogging sites such as TUAW, I decided to do a scan of my downloads folder using ClamXAV. To my surprise, I found something. It was the VMware Guest OS PDF Guide.

    I went back to the VMware website and redownloaded it. The May 30,2008 revision of the PDF flags an infected file. Is it really an infected PDF file and oversight on VMware's part? or is this a mis identification by ClamxAV?

    The PDF file can be found here.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yes. It found GuestOS_guide.pdf: Exploit.PDF-6 FOUND
     
  3. jedivulcan thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. jedivulcan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You edited your post when I was responding to your original comment not finding anything.

    Now that you found something too... what could it be???
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I would inform VMware of it. It could be a mistake but they may want to check it out.
     
  6. jedivulcan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just sent an e-mail to VMware's security threat contact e-mail informing them of this.
     
  7. jedivulcan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It might be a false positive. I think it is. I'd like to know either way.
     

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