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Threat Encyclopedia

HTML_EXPLOIT.RG

ANALYSIS BY

Mark Joseph Manahan


ALIASES:

Mal/ExpJS-AV (Webroot)

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet


This Trojan may be downloaded unknowingly by a user when visiting malicious website(s).

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

16,759 bytes

File Type:

JS

Initial Samples Received Date:

10 Jan 2013

Payload:

Downloads files

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be downloaded unknowingly by a user when visiting the following malicious website(s):

  • {BLOCKED}enhaupdad.bounceme.net/read/offer-canvas.jsp

Download Routine

This Trojan connects to the following URL(s) to download its component file(s):

  • http://{BLOCKED}enhaupdad.bounceme.net/read/UTTER-OFFEND.EXE - detected as TROJ_REVETON.RG
  • http://{BLOCKED}enhaupdad.bounceme.net/read/UTTER-OFFEND.JAR - detected as JAVA_EXPLOIT.RG
  • http://{BLOCKED}enhaupdad.bounceme.net/read/Office_Grass2.pdf
  • http://{BLOCKED}enhaupdad.bounceme.net/read/Apple_Solemn1.pdf
  • http://{BLOCKED}enhaupdad.bounceme.net/read/strengthen1.swf
  • http://{BLOCKED}enhaupdad.bounceme.net/read/PREMISE2.swf
  • http://{BLOCKED}enhaupdad.bounceme.net/read/SHALLOW3.swf

NOTES:

This malware checks for vulnerable software (such as Java, Adobe Reader, and Adobe Flash) to download and execute a malicious file.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.300

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

9.648.06

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

10 Jan 2013

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

9.649.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

11 Jan 2013

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Remove malware/grayware files dropped/downloaded by HTML_EXPLOIT.RG

Step 3

Close all opened browser windows

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as HTML_EXPLOIT.RG. 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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