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Threat Encyclopedia

JAVA_EXPLOYT.HI

ANALYSIS BY

Jennifer Gumban


ALIASES:

Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-1493 (Microsoft), HEUR:Exploit.Java.CVE-2013-1493.a (Kaspersky), Exploit-CVE2013-1493 (McAfee)

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:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet


This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites. It may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

19,509 bytes

File Type:

Java Class

Initial Samples Received Date:

29 May 2013

Payload:

Downloads files

Arrival Details

This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

Installation

This Trojan drops and executes the following files:

  • %User Temp%\~tmp{number}.tmp

(Note: %User Temp% is the current user's Temp folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, or C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista and 7.)

Download Routine

This Trojan takes advantage of the following software vulnerabilities to download possibly malicious files:

It downloads a possibly malicious file from a certain URL. The URL where this malware downloads the said file depends on the following parameter(s) passed on to it by its components:

  • exec

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.300

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

10.216.09

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

29 May 2013

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

10.217.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

30 May 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

Close all opened browser windows

Step 3

Search and delete this file

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  • %User Temp%\~tmp{number}.tmp

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as JAVA_EXPLOYT.HI. 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 5

Download and apply this security patch 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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