Analysis by: Ryan Paolo Maglaque

 ALIASES:

Trojan-Downloader.MSIL.Agent.aoaq(Kaspersky);Trojan:Win32/Skeeyah.A!rfn(Microsoft);MSIL/TrojanDownloader.Agent.DMW(Eset-NOD32)

 PLATFORM:

Windows

 OVERALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
 INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type: Trojan

  • Destructiveness: No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

  OVERVIEW

Infection Channel: Downloaded from the Internet, Dropped by other malware

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 accesses websites to download files. This action allows this malware to possibly add other malware on the affected computer. It executes downloaded files whose malicious routines are exhibited by the affected system.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size: 6,656 bytes
File Type: EXE
Memory Resident: No
Initial Samples Received Date: 14 Jun 2017
Payload: Connects to URLs/IPs, Downloads files

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.

Download Routine

This Trojan accesses websites to download the following files:

  • https://{BLOCKED}p.pw/DJojQE.7z
  • https://{BLOCKED}p.pw/e2BXtK.exe
  • https://{BLOCKED}p.pw/9aHiCq.dll
  • https://{BLOCKED}p.pw/Qcaq5e.jar

It saves the files it downloads using the following names:

  • %User Temp%\tmp{Random value}.{GUID}.7z ← Java installer
  • %Application Data%\.q7z.exe ← 7-zip executable
  • %Application Data%\7z.dll ← 7-zip dll
  • %Application Data%\1497436985996.jar ← Detected as JAVA_ADWIND.JEJPCO

(Note: %User Temp% is the user's temporary folder, where it usually is C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (32- and 64-bit); C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012.. %Application Data% is the Application Data folder, where it usually is C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Application Data on Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (32- and 64-bit); C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming on Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012.)

It executes downloaded files :

  • %Application Data%\1497436985996.jar

(Note: %Application Data% is the Application Data folder, where it usually is C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Application Data on Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (32- and 64-bit); C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming on Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012.)

whose malicious routines are exhibited by the affected system.

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine: 9.850
FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE: 13.518.05
FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE: 07 Jul 2017
VSAPI OPR PATTERN File: 13.519.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date: 08 Jul 2017

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

Note that not all files, folders, and registry keys and entries are installed on your computer during this malware's/spyware's/grayware's execution. This may be due to incomplete installation or other operating system conditions. If you do not find the same files/folders/registry information, please proceed to the next step.

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 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%\tmp{random values}.{GUID}.7z
  • %Application Data%\.q7z.exe
  • %Application Data%\7z.dll
  • %Application Data%\1497436985996.jar

Step 5

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