Author: RonJay Kristoffer Caragay   

 

Exploit:SWF/Obfuscator.K (Microsoft); SWF/Exploit.CVE-2015-0336.E (ESET-NOD32); Trojan.SWF.Exploit (Ikarus); HEUR:Exploit.SWF.Agent.gen (Kaspersky); Exploit-SWF.v (McAfee);

 PLATFORM:

Windows

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

  • 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 may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File size: 55,209 bytes
File type: SWF
INITIAL SAMPLES RECEIVED DATE: 14 May 2015

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 hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

Download Routine

This Trojan downloads a possibly malicious file from a certain URL. The URL where this malware downloads the said file depends on the parameter passed on to it by its components.

  SOLUTION

Minimum scan engine: 9.750
First VSAPI Pattern File: 11.668.10
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 15 May 2015
VSAPI OPR PATTERN-VERSION: 11.669.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN DATE: 15 May 2015

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

Close all opened browser windows

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as SWF_EXPLOYT.XTZ. 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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