Threat Encyclopedia

OSX_RSPLUG.A

Malware type: Trojan

Aliases: No Alias Found

In the wild: Yes

Destructive: No

Language: English

Platform: Mac OS X

Encrypted: No

Overall risk rating:

Reported infections:

Damage potential:

Low

Distribution potential:

Low

Description: 

To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this malware, refer to the Behavior Diagram shown below.

OSX_RSPLUG.A Behavior Diagram

Malware Overview

This malware may be downloaded unknowingly by a user when visiting malicious Web site(s).

It attempts to connect to a certain IP address that when accessed, re-directs the affected user to another Web site. However, the said site is inaccessible as of this writing.

For additional information about this threat, see:

Description created: Dec. 4, 2008 9:59:19 PM GMT -0800


TECHNICAL DETAILS


File type: Other

Memory resident:  No

Size of malware: 22,880 Bytes

Initial samples received on: Dec 4, 2008

Payload 1: Connects to an IP address

Details:

This malware may be downloaded unknowingly by a user when visiting malicious Web site(s).

It may arrive on a system as spacekeys.v.3.117.dmg.

It attempts to connect to the following IP address:

  • http://{BLOCKED}.247.{BLOCKED}.109

The said IP address, when accessed, re-directs the affected user to the site hs.2-240.zlkon.lv. However, the said site is inaccessible as of this writing.

This malware runs on Mac OS X.

Analysis By: Kathleen Mae Notario

Revision History:

First pattern file version: 5.692.07
First pattern file release date: Dec 04, 2008

SOLUTION


Minimum scan engine version needed: 8.700

Pattern file needed: 5.693.00

Pattern release date: Dec 5, 2008


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:

Running Trend Micro Antivirus

If you are currently running in safe mode, please restart your computer normally before performing the following solution.

Scan your computer with Trend Micro antivirus and delete files detected as OSX_RSPLUG.A. To do this, Trend Micro customers must download the latest virus pattern file and scan their computer. Other Internet users can use HouseCall, the Trend Micro online virus scanner.




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