Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_MOONDRP.A

Publish date: October 09, 2012

ANALYSIS BY

Christopher Daniel So


ALIASES:

Backdoor:Win32/Poison.BP (Microsoft), Backdoor-DKI.gen.cs (McAfee)

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


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 does not have any propagation routine.

It does not have any backdoor routine.

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

It does not have any downloading capability.

It does not have any information-stealing capability.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

98,304 bytes

File Type:

DLL

Initial Samples Received Date:

19 Mar 2012

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.

Propagation

This Trojan does not have any propagation routine.

Backdoor Routine

This Trojan does not have any backdoor routine.

Dropping Routine

This Trojan drops the following files:

  • %User Temp%\~TX{random character}.tmp - detected by Trend Micro as BKDR_DARKMOON.YU

(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.)

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

Download Routine

This Trojan does not have any downloading capability.

Information Theft

This Trojan does not have any information-stealing capability.

NOTES:

For this malware to do its routines, it must run inside WINWORD.EXE and it has to have the file name IMESHARE.DLL.

This malware does not have rootkit capabilities.

It does not exploit any vulnerability.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

8.872.01

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

29 Mar 2012

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

8.873.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

30 Mar 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 TROJ_MOONDRP.A

  • BKDR_DARKMOON.YU

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_MOONDRP.A. 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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