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Threat Encyclopedia

EXPL_EXECOD.A

Malware type: Exploit

Aliases: No Alias Found

In the wild: Yes

Destructive: No

Language: English

Platform: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003

Encrypted: No

Overall risk rating:

Reported infections:

Damage potential:

High

Distribution potential:

Low

Description: 

This exploit may be dropped by other malware.

It may also be embedded in .PDF files.

It contains the exploit to theAdobe zero-day vulnerability. For more details, please click on the following link:

It also terminates itself if specific AV application folders exist in the system.

For additional information about this threat, see:

Description created: Dec. 16, 2009 1:26:26 AM GMT -0800


TECHNICAL DETAILS


File type: Script

Size of malware: 9,702 Bytes

Initial samples received on: Dec 15, 2009

Details:

This exploit may be embedded in PDF files. It contains the exploit to the Adobe zero-day vulnerability. For more details, please click on the following link:

It also terminates itself if the following antivirus (AV) application folders exist:

  • C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti_Virus 2009
  • C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
  • C:\Program Files\Kingsoft

It may be dropped by other malware.

It runs on Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003.

Note:

As of this writing, there is no patch that addresses this issue.

Analysis By: John Symelle Ortiz Luis

Updated By: Jessa De La Torre


SOLUTION


Minimum scan engine version needed: 8.900

Pattern file needed: 5.213.00

Pattern release date: Dec 15, 2009


Important note: The "Minimum scan engine" refers to the earliest Trend Micro scan engine version guaranteed to detect this threat. However, Trend Micro strongly recommends that you update to the latest version in order to get comprehensive protection. Download the latest scan engine here.

Solution:

For Windows ME and XP users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.

 Step 1: Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as EXPL_EXECOD.A  

*Note: If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.




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