Threat Encyclopedia

JAVA_DROPPR.IC

Publish date: February 27, 2012

ANALYSIS BY

Christopher Daniel So


ALIASES:

Generic Exploit!kqd (McAfee), Trojan-Dropper.Java.Flashfake.a (Kaspersky)

PLATFORM:

Mac OS X

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Dropped by other malware, Downloaded from the Internet


This malware attempts to exploit two Java vulnerabilities to install the Flashback Mac Trojan Horse.

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

This Trojan arrives as a component bundled with malware/grayware packages. It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

It executes the dropped file(s). As a result, malicious routines of the dropped files are exhibited on the affected system.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

Varies

File Type:

Java Class

Initial Samples Received Date:

24 Feb 2012

Payload:

Drops files

Arrival Details

This Trojan arrives as a component bundled with malware/grayware packages.

It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

Dropping Routine

This Trojan drops the following files:

  • /tmp/.sysenterxx or /tmp/.sysenter - detected by Trend Micro as OSX_FLASHBCK.DL

It takes advantage of the following software vulnerabilities to drop malicious files:

It executes the dropped file(s). As a result, malicious routines of the dropped files are exhibited on the affected system.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

8.798.02

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

24 Feb 2012

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

8.799.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

25 Feb 2012

Step 1

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.

Step 2

Remove malware files dropped/downloaded by JAVA_DROPPR.IC

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as JAVA_DROPPR.IC. 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.

Step 4

Download and apply these security patches Refrain from using these products until the appropriate patches have been installed. Trend Micro advises users to download critical patches upon release by vendors.


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