"If successfully planted"
Uh ... "if"?
Not exactly a backdoor, now is it?
Internet Igors have stitched together a new Linux backdoor. Fortunately for internet hygiene the botnet agent – which packs a variety of powerful features – is faulty and only partially functional. The backdoor, dubbed Dklkt-1 was designed to be a cross-platform nasty capable of infecting both Windows and Linux machines. …
... carelessly put together. For one thing “the disassembled code contains some strange constructions that have absolutely nothing to do with Linux”,
The Machine hasn't long been self-aware, and is still learning how to modify itself - it has to cobble stuff together from whatever passes.
Give it time.
a cross-platform nasty capable of infecting both Windows and Linux machines.
Odd that the Windows angle didn't garner more than a glancing mention. How effective is it on that other targeted platform? Are Windows trojans (earth to Reg: That aint what a "backdoor" is) really so passé that we can't even be bothered to type about them any more?
Ok, so, a backdoor means there is a vulnerability in the target system that can be used to alter/take over the target machine.
In this case, it seems to be a virus.
From the linked article on DrWeb.com
>The file is encrypted with Base64.
Thanks for the laugh, they actually mean "encoded" which is totally different from "encrypted".
For el Reg, it would be greatly appreciated if you could do a little more research into this nasty ... we would all be very thankful, after all, this appears to be virus string #8 for Linux, in over 20 years ... In this article, you have literally copy-pasted the first few lines of the virus database entry and made an article out of it.
The problem I see is that you used their incorrect wording.
Another problem is, that you have only linked to their page about this. Has this been confirmed in the wild by anyone else ?