Type File virus
Creator PienSteVo
Date Discovered 25-MAY-2005
Place of Origin France
Source Language Assembly
Platform Linux
File Type(s) ELF
Infection Length bytes

Siamexe, also known as Ovets, is a Linux virus by PienSteVo. It was published in issue 7 of 29A magazine. PienSteVo credits Benny's Winux as an inspiration for the virus. It is also very similar to his Balrog virus, which appeared in the same issue and some antivirus programs consider it a variant of Balrog. When executed, it looks for files in the current directory and checks to see if they are clean, infectable ELF files. If it finds a suitible file, it prepends itself to the beginning of the file.


PienSteVo. 29A Magazine, Issue 7, Siamexe. 2005

SecurityLab, Virus.Linux.Balrog.a. 18-APR-2005

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License