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TROJ_BREDOLAB.DD

 Analysis by: Michael Cabel

 PLATFORM:

Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 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 as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users. It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

26,112 bytes

File Type:

PE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Payload:

Downloads files

Arrival Details

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

It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

Installation

This Trojan drops the following copies of itself into the affected system:

  • %User Startup%\{Random file name}.exe

(Note: %User Startup% is the current user's Startup folder, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup on Windows NT, and C:\Documents and Settings\{User name}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.)

It drops the following non-malicious file:

  • %Application Data%\{Random File Name}.dat

(Note: %Application Data% is the current user's Application Data folder, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name}\Application Data on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name}\Application Data on Windows NT, and C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Application Data on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.)

It injects itself into the following processes running in the affected system's memory:

  • EXPLORER.EXE

Other Details

Based on analysis of the codes, it has the following capabilities:

  • Decrypts part of its data to be injected in SVCHOST.EXE
  • Send request to http://{BLOCKED}o.ru/new/controller.php?action=bot&entity_list=&first=0&rnd={BLOCKED}&uid=1&guid=2847846060
  • Decrypt and execute downloaded file
  • Notify http://{BLOCKED}o.ru/new/controller.php?action=report&uid=1&guid=2847846060&{BLOCKED}d=123&entity=1259351490:unique_start;1271368047:unique_start;1278753990:unique_start about successful infection

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

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_BREDOLAB.DD

    TSPY_DAURSO.SMY

Step 3

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 4

Search and delete these files

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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 Startup%\{randome file name}.exe
  • %Application Data%\{Random File Name}.dat

Step 5

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as TROJ_BREDOLAB.DD. 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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