Author: Cris Nowell Pantanilla   

 

Exploit:Win32/CVE-2010-3333 (Microsoft)

 PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

 OVER ALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
Low
Medium
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Critical

  • Threat Type:
    Trojan

  • Destructiveness:
    No

  • Encrypted:
    Yes

  • In the wild:
    Yes

  OVERVIEW

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

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

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File size: 151,608 bytes
Memory resident: No
INITIAL SAMPLES RECEIVED DATE: 26 września 2011

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 non-malicious files:

  • %User Temp%\document.doc

(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 drops the following files:

  • %User Temp%\svohost.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.)

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

  SOLUTION

Minimum scan engine: 9.200
First VSAPI Pattern File: 8.456.08
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 26 września 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

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%\svohost.exe
%User Temp%\document.doc

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_ARTIEF.BA. 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.

NOTES:

Recommendations:

1. Keep software and operating systems updated with latest patches released by vendors to address vulnerabilities and exploits.

2. Be aware of social engineering attacks.

3. Avoid opening email attachments and clicking links in an email from unknown source.


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