|Detected||Sep 23 2010 13:58 GMT|
|Released||Sep 24 2010 15:47 GMT|
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Exploits are programs that contain data or executable code which take advantage of one or more vulnerabilities in software running on a local or remote computer for clearly malicious purposes.
Often, malicious users employ an exploit to penetrate a victim computer in order to subsequently install malicious code (for example, to infect all visitors to a compromised website with a malicious program). Additionally, exploits are commonly used by Net-Worms in order to hack a victim computer without any action being required from the user.
Nuker programs are notable among exploits; such programs send specially crafted requests to local or remote computers, causing the system to crash.