Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
This malware takes advantage of a vulnerability in Microsoft Word with the way it handles specially crafted email messages in RTF format.
To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.
This Trojan exploits the RTF Stack Overflow Vulnerability to drop and execute TROJ_INJECT.ART.
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.
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.
This Trojan drops and executes the following files:
This Trojan takes advantage of the following software vulnerabilities to drop malicious files:
More information on this vulnerability can be found below:
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.
Remove malware files dropped/downloaded by TROJ_ARTIEF.SM
Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_ARTIEF.SM. 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.
Download and apply this security patch Refrain from using these products until the appropriate patches have been installed. Trend Micro advises users to download critical patches upon release by vendors.