Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_TALERET.ZTBJ-A

Publish date: October 22, 2014

ANALYSIS BY

Jaime Benigno Reyes


ALIASES:

Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.hfbu (Kaspersky)

PLATFORM:

Windows

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet, Dropped by other malware


This Trojan is the final malware delivered in an attack that exploits the CVE-2014-4114 vulnerability. This Trojan is known to come from a malware family used in targeted attacks against Taiwan-based entities.

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

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 dropped by other malware.

As of this writing, the said sites are inaccessible.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

102,400 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

20 Oct 2014

Payload:

Connects to URLs/IPs

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 dropped by the following malware:

Download Routine

This Trojan connects to the following website(s) to download and execute a malicious file:

  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.151.213/nicc/index.asp?M00=0

As of this writing, the said sites are inaccessible.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.700

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

11.224.08

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

21 Oct 2014

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

11.225.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

21 Oct 2014

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 the malware/grayware file that dropped/downloaded TROJ_TALERET.ZTBJ-A. (Note: Please skip this step if the threat(s) listed below have already been removed.)

Step 3

Identify and terminate files detected as TROJ_TALERET.ZTBJ-A

[ Learn More ]
  1. Windows Task Manager may not display all running processes. In this case, please use a third-party process viewer, preferably Process Explorer, to terminate the malware/grayware/spyware file. You may download the said tool here.
  2. If the detected file is displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer but you cannot delete it, restart your computer in safe mode. To do this, refer to this link for the complete steps.
  3. If the detected file is not displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue doing the next steps.

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_TALERET.ZTBJ-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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