Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_PIDIEF.ECZ

Publish date: October 09, 2012

ANALYSIS BY

Karl Dominguez


PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


It arrives as an attachment to spammed messages.

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

This Trojan arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

948,205 bytes

File Type:

PDF

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

07 May 2011

Payload:

Drops files

Arrival Details

This Trojan arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users.

Installation

This Trojan drops the following files:

  • %User Temp%\Winword.exe - TROJ_DROPPR.ECZ
  • %User Temp%\Adobe.pdf - non-malicious PDF opened by the malware to hide its malicious routine
  • %Current%\iso88591 - non-malicious component file

(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.)

Dropping Routine

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

Other Details

More information on this vulnerability can be found below:

NOTES:
It arrives as an attachment to spammed messages:

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

8.142.05

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

07 May 2011

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_PIDIEF.ECZ

    TROJ_DROPPR.ECZ

Step 3

Search and delete this file

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There may be some component files that are hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.
%User Temp%\Adobe.pdf
%Current%\iso88591

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_PIDIEF.ECZ. 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 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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