Author: Joshua Paul Ignacio   

 

Trojan.Linux.Rootkit (IKARUS), BV:Rootkit-C [Rtk] (AVAST)

 PLATFORM:

Linux

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

  • Threat Type:
    Trojan

  • Destructiveness:
    No

  • Encrypted:
    No

  • In the wild:
    Yes

  OVERVIEW

INFECTION CHANNEL: Dropped by other malware

This Trojan deletes itself after execution.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File size: 1,307 bytes
File type: Other
Memory resident: Yes
INITIAL SAMPLES RECEIVED DATE: 19 February 2020
PAYLOAD: Deletes files

Arrival Details

This malware arrives via the following means:

Installation

This Trojan adds the following folders:

  • /home/$USER/... → Non-Root Privilege

Other System Modifications

This Trojan deletes the following files:

  • /tmp/.../brootkit.sh

Other Details

This Trojan does the following:

  • It creates a copy of brootkit.sh (detected as Trojan.SH.BROOTKIT.C) on the following directories:
    • /etc/profile.d/emacs.sh → overwrites the original emacs.sh
    • /usr/include/... → Root Privilege
    • /home/$USER/... → Non-Root Privilege

It deletes itself after execution.

  SOLUTION

Minimum scan engine: 9.850
First VSAPI Pattern File: 15.698.02
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 19 February 2020
VSAPI OPR PATTERN-VERSION: 15.699.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN DATE: 20 February 2020

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