Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_UPATRE.SM01

Publish date: August 19, 2014

ANALYSIS BY

RonJay Kristoffer Caragay


ALIASES:

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Upatre.AA (Microsoft); Downloader-FSH!CFE5BCEEEFE3 (McAfee); Trojan.Cryptodefense (Symantec); Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Cryptodef.vi (Kaspersky); Troj/Upatre-DR (Sophos); Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra (Sunbelt)

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:

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • 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 deletes itself after execution.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

24,292 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

18 Aug 2014

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.

Dropping Routine

This Trojan drops the following files:

  • %User Temp%\jotyb.exe
  • %User Temp%\etiav.exe
  • %User Temp%\ubeyh.exe
  • %User Temp%\obmdg.exe
  • %User Temp%\lkiag.exe
  • %User Temp%\ljrky.exe

(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.)

Other Details

This Trojan connects to the following possibly malicious URL:

  • http://{BLOCKED}4.{BLOCKED}3.247.202:11073/18w/{hostname}
  • http://{BLOCKED}ersmag.com/dmdocuments/cw2800.rar
  • http://{BLOCKED}iresystems.com/css2/cw2800.rar
  • http://{BLOCKED}247.202/0108h/{hostname}/
  • http://{BLOCKED}247.202/0108o/{hostname}/1/0/0
  • http://{BLOCKED}247.202/0108c/{hostname}/1/0/0
  • http://{BLOCKED}vices.com/wp-includes/images/61_id3.rar
  • http://{BLOCKED}247.202/0108h/{hostname}/41/5/2
  • http://{BLOCKED}vices.com/images/opened.rar
  • http://{BLOCKED}247.202/0108o/{hostname}/41/5/2
  • http://{BLOCKED}vices.com/images/404.rar
  • http://{BLOCKED}247.202/0108c/{hostname}/41/5/2

It deletes itself after execution.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.700

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

10.958.08

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

01 Aug 2014

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

10.959.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

01 Aug 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

Note that not all files, folders, and registry keys and entries are installed on your computer during this malware's/spyware's/grayware's execution. This may be due to incomplete installation or other operating system conditions. If you do not find the same files/folders/registry information, please proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Search and delete these components

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There may be some components 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%\jotyb.exe
  • %User Temp%\etiav.exe
  • %User Temp%\ubeyh.exe
  • %User Temp%\obmdg.exe
  • %User Temp%\lkiag.exe
  • %User Temp%\ljrky.exe

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_UPATRE.SM01. 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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