Virus Profile: Android/WormHole.A

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 11/9/2015
Date Added: 11/9/2015
Origin: Unknown
Length: N/A
Type: PUP
Subtype: Vulnerability
DAT Required: N/A
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Android/WormHole.A detects one of Baidu's SDK, which is vulnerable to attacker.

Indication of Infection

User's device could be:
1, location information monitored.
2, Installed application without notification
3, Added contact items.
4, Application list monitored.

Methods of Infection

User installs any applications with the certain Baidu SDK installed.

Virus Characteristics

One of Baidu's SDK creates http service on users' device, with this http service to switch data between Baidu applications or other applications used this SDK. Unfortunately, the http service has very weak authorization checking, an attacker can easily use this http service to perform malicious payloads on user's device.
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